Thursday, September 9, 2010

How I got into Hiking...

Mt. Washington summit 2007
In July of 2007, I pretty much decided to just "get up and go" hike the Northeast's tallest mountain, Mt. Washington in NH. I did it solo, and made it to the top in just over 4 hours. In my opinion, this is one challenge, that most in-shape people can succeed in doing. On the way up the west side of the mountain, I experienced picturesque waterfalls along the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, beautiful sunshine, and friendly puffy clouds. Although a beautiful day, I still experienced a dense misting fog and a few gusts nearing 70mph while above treeline.

This really was the first thing that got me into hiking and enjoying the outdoors. In another post, I will talk about why it is so enjoyable, for me anyways, to get outside and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is much different. After this excursion, it opened the door for me to keep going and to experience new places in a variety of different ways.

Get outside, and I hope you enjoy my blog!

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