We are joined by the one and only Cruddy Toes and Thom today as we head up the Hancock Notch Trail. Ten minutes into the hike, it starts to snow.
We are on the summit of N. Hancock. It's snowing harder. Stinkyfeet gets out her umbrella (which she uses from here through the Osceolas).
We are on the summit of S. Hancock. Soon after we begin the descent, we are surprised to see Andrew, who has come to hike with us. It's raining now.
We make it back to the car, take a small break, then drive over to the Greeley Ponds Trailhead. Thom heads into Lincoln to dry his gear, and Cruddy Toes heads home. The rain continues.
Andrew continues on with us up the Greeley Ponds Trail. It rains harder.
We summit E. Osceola. The wind is whipping the wet snow off the trees and onto us. Stinkyfeet starts singing "Just a Spoonful of Sugar..." a la Mary Poppins.
We are on the summit of Osceola, and we are sopping wet.
We make it back to E. Osceola. We meet Thom near the slide on his way up.
We are back at the truck changing out of our wet clothing.
We stop at the laundromat in Lincoln to dry our gear.
Dunkin Donuts (Stinkyfeet)
McDonald's drive through (Frodo)
The 2 of us turn on our headlamps and head up the Beaver Brook Trail on Mt. Moosilauke.
We summit Moosilauke. Above treeline is foggy and looks quite eerie. We can barely see from cairn to cairn. Water, snow and ice are seeping around the mostly rocky summit.
We make it back to the truck. We did not see another soul on this one. Why are we not surprised???? This is our longest day in terms of mileage and elevation gain, but is not our toughest.
41 down, 7 to go.
Thom is 26 down, 22 to go.