Post by GaliWalker on Nov 26, 2017 17:14:50 GMT -5
After gorging on Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal, I waddled off to hike Mount Monadnock the next morning, to burn off some of that turkey. This was a reprise of a trip I did last Thanksgiving, for the same purpose. I decided to pick the same route as before, but try and do a better job photography wise. I even started the hike at the exact same time of 6:00am (using a headlamp for the first 15min).
Route: Take the White Dot Trail to the summit - retrace my steps to pick up the Smith Connecting Trail - continue down the Cliff Walk - a left on the Lost Farm Trail - finish the loop via the Parker Trail. Hiking/Photography stats: 5mi, 2000ft elevation gain, 5.5hrs
The top of the mountain was a frigid place, made colder by a stiff wind. Photography was extremely challenging because of having to constantly take off my heavy gloves to work the camera buttons and then to quickly put them back on. Having said that, the ice bound granite summit, glittering in the early morning sunshine was exactly what I’d come to see. Mount Monadnock might make for a short hike, but it has a spectacular summit.
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2017 8:20:38 GMT -5 by GaliWalker
Post by GaliWalker on Nov 27, 2017 11:23:50 GMT -5
I went over Bald Rock/Peak for my return leg (as you probably already know). The second and third last photos are from there. And I completely agree: for a smallish peak, Monadnock feels like a real mountain.