A spiderweb glows in the morning dew as a horse grazes in the fog in Rockingham County.
This is me making breakfast in the morning.
Backpacking Day 3
The final day of our fast 3-day backpacking trip in the Pemigewasset Wilderness area of White Mountain National Forest. We got hit by a massive rain storm in the middle of the hike on the way back to my car.
Chris atop Mt. Liberty at 4,459 feet.
Us enjoying the view atop Mt. Liberty at 4,459 feet.
Me walking the cool ridgeline to get to Mt. Flume at 4,328 feet.
The morning shit show at our campsite.
Backpacking Day 2
Chris and woke early to get a head start on the trail. We had more miles to cover this day. In the afternoon we had a rainstorm roll in, forcing me to pack away my camera. So no rain photos.
Chris taking a little rest nearing the top of Mt. Lafayette (5,260 feet) in White Mountain National Forest.
My vacation this year . . . to the northeast for backpacking, hiking, Canada and random places for adventure!
Backpacking Day 1
Us in the White Mountain National Forest’s 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness area. We didn’t know, nor was it advertised on information boards at the parking area, that we needed to pay cash to stay at the established campgrounds in the wilderness. WTF?!?! Luckily, Chris forgot to empty his pockets after paying for breakfast in the morning. So we had enough money for two nights on the trail, instead of our planned three. So we had to cram in 35 miles in three days, instead of a leisurely pace during four days.
Unfortunately, we did not stop much as we had limited time to reach a camping area before nightfall. So I don’t have many photos from the first day.
Another year, another Bridge Day!
This year was special, since Chris and I got to lower the flags in a tandem rappel! I was on the bottom, with the Park Service and West Virginia flags. Chris was on top with the American flag. It was a beautiful day, no rain, and I got in 2 rappels, 1 climb and the 1 tandem rappel with flags. For more images, go here.
Thanks to Ellen Hofler for this image of us.