I keep researching hikes that are close to Boston and look easy enough for my dog and this one looked good in the WMG book. Unfortunately, a car accident almost two years ago has ended my running and sprint triathlon passtimes but I learned that I can hike. I'm slow but steady and as long as I have plenty of ice when I'm finished, I can walk the next day. I started out big last October in CA at Yosemite. What a great vacation! Since I am recovering from these old injuries,the Mount Hancock hike was great for me. It started out pretty level so I was able to warm up. There were tons of river crossings, some of them were wide and deep! I don't think this would be a good hike in the spring. Plenty of water for my dog to drink. We did the North Summit first and it was hard for only .7 mi. There was a small overlook with great views and the trail to the South Summit was a nice break after the very long .7 mi. It was a bit chilly up there but not unbearable. The South Summit overlook was tiny but again there was some really nice views. It is a long hike but pretty easy overall. This fall I have started working on the 4,000 ft list of mountains in NH. So far this fall my dog and I have bagged six peaks on the list.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."