Base camp for the Labor Day weekend - Sargent Lake
The start of my catch-up hike on Saturday morning - NH Route 25A.
Isabella von Rueger's first AT hike. She pulled me up the climbs, but she also pulled me down the descents.
Even thought the shelter burned down, there's still a privy available
The first view of the day - not much to see
The green tunnel
There's a fungus among us...
The finish of the catch-up hike. I'm finally caught up with Smoking Sox.
The start of Phase II for Saturday's hike - NH Route 25C to NH Route 25.
The wooded summit of Mt. Mist.
Finally - a view out of the woods!
Mt. Moosilauke - our goal for tomorrow.
The start of Sunday's hike up & over Moosilauke. Only 5.7 miles and 3802 feet to the summit.
Smoking Sox, Adam and Maggie. Only 3.9 miles and 3322 feet to the summit of Moosilauke.
Climbing over rocks and roots
More rocks and roots
Steep section closer to the summit
It was already a tough hike - do we take a side hike to the South peak? Yep.
Looking over the remaining 0.8 miles from the south peak to the summit.
The rock cairns are clearly visible in the section above treeline
Looking back to the south from the south peak
The sign lies - it was 4.8 miles from Route 25 to here!
The trees got shorter and shorter...
Looking back to the south and middle peaks of Moosilauke
Finally above treeline
We have arrived!