Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trip Report: Mt. Pemigewasset

I had the weekend off to work on switching my schedule back from nights to days, so we headed up to the mountains for a family hike on Sunday. We're working our way through the shorter, family-friendly hikes in Franconia Notch, and this time we chose Mount Pemigewasset, also called Indian Head. Brynna enjoyed shrieking away with the birds on the way up, and Jasper bore up well under his backpack (and remained chipper despite what we might call multiple episodes of "significant gastrointestinal distress.") Here we all are at the top:

Brynna and Alex inspecting the view:
Brynna getting up close and personal with the granite of New Hampshire (and some Cheerios, because the snacking at the peak is half the fun...):

A good time was had by all. We were able to make a loop (Mt. Pemigewasset Trail up, Indian Head Trial down) rather than an out-and-back by walking about a mile on Route 3 to end our hike. The trails were quite muddy, but I suppose that is to be expected given the weather over the last month! Brynna even had a bit of a nap on the way down.

We finished off the day with a meal at the Woodstock Inn. The beer and the guacamole were lovely. The entrees (pizza for Alex, veggie burger for me) were...ummm...not. Though Jasper happily finished them off for us.

(PS on the photos: they make it look like Brynna was roaming free, and like we were holding her, just inches from the edge of a cliff...but we assure you that is not the case. No Michael Jackson/Blanket imitations here.)

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