Showing posts with label spring hiking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring hiking. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

North Pack Monadnock - Hiking



Wapack, Miller state park, hiking, summit, shaka
North Pack Monadnock summit
Summit Shaka!

North Pack Monadnock (2,276ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet
Trails: Ted's, Cliff and Carolyn's
Distance: 5.6 miles roundrtrip

So much fun rock scrambling in the rain! Gray skies couldn't keep us away from hiking. Got together with 4 others of the Metrowest Retirees (or not yet) Ready For Adventure meetup group for a rainy day hike to the summit of North Pack Monadnock.  Great hiking company, peaceful woods, wildlife surprises and fantastic lookout views near the top more than made up for the challenge of the brutal mosquitoes. We hiked in the clockwise direction taking Ted's trail to the Cliff trail to the summit, then descended via Carolyn's trail. Enjoy some photos of our fun, rainy day hike!





This is my favorite photo of our group as we ascended. Although foggy, I really love the background. A marvelous hike! 














Fun rock scrambling in the rain


Waterfall at mile 1


So many gorgeous views from the lookouts! (3)



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mt. Major - Spring Hike


Mt. Major (1,786ft)
Trails: Mt. Major main
Elevation Gain: 1,100ft
Distance: 3.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Great to get out hiking with Tim B. again. Enjoy a few photos taken of this little fun cardio workout!








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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mt. Chocorua - early Spring Hiking

Mt. Chocorua
Elevation: 3,474ft
Trails: Liberty  Trail
Elevation Gain: 2,714ft
Distance: 7.8 miles roundtrip
Duration: 6 hrs

Difficulty:  Strenuous

Two words to describe this peak...."beautiful summit!" But then again I'm partial to slabby cliffs and ledges. On this hike, the pace along the Liberty Trail to the Jim Liberty cabin was a bit too fast for me and I welcomed the rest and snacks at the cabin. But I got my second wind climbing the remaining mile to the summit. There were a couple of ledges to walk across and slabs to scramble on up to the summit. Once on the summit, the wind picked up just a bit but the 360 view was spectacular! I had been reading others' Mt. Chocorua hike reviews and the exposed summit can get very windy. But on today's hike it wasn't so bad. The sun more than made up for that little bit of wind. I would love to hike this mountain in the late fall!

** Click on the photos to see a larger view 













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