Windy and cold up there. I was happy to get back to treeline.
great hike, good views, no bugs. nothing else to say.
Beautiful sunny day in the Presis.
Second peak of the day as part of a South to North Presidential Traverse. Summit in the clouds so no real views. Not a very strenuous hike to this point. Under 2 hours from Crawford Notch.
Believe it or not, Mt. Eisenhower was my goal of the day. I wanted to get 3 NH mountains on one trip, so I made a loop consisting of Jackson, Pierce, and Eisenhower. It was a GREAT day of hiking in the Whites.
Southern Presi traverse to Mt. Wash and back.
Part of Southern Presi Traverse.
ALso once up the Edmands Path
Only knew I was there by the cairn - everything else was blanketed in fog. Who would have thought the 40 mph winds we had here was light compared to what we headed into.
2nd peak of the day on the south-north Presidential traverse. We were engulfed in a could, but fortunately, the rain held off until later.
my fav peak of the southern presidentials
Second peak bagged on South to North Presidential Traverse. winds were picking up, visibility decreasing, rain falling and some huge cairn up top.
This was the last peak of the four we (my wife, dog and I) bagged after starting out at 302/AT crossing. We started at 1000 and topped this one out around 1630. We then dropped down edmands for a long walk down clinton and 302 back to our car at the AT parking lot.
The large cairn and Eisenhower plaque have both vanished from the summit
with the boy scouts
fun in winter
8 peaks - we missed the last one on accident - in 19.8 miles. I slept REALLY well that night!
Broad rounded empty summit. The summit was in and out of clouds. Clouds racing by under 40 mph winds. We took a break behind the summit marker cairn.
One of the all-time great days up on the Presidential Range. Much different from last year's hike, when all we could see is fog. Hit this summit on the way from Pierce and then onto Washington.
Pretty cold for August...wish I had had a jacket....