Click for Mount Washington, New Hampshire Forecast

Mt. Washington Temp.
Click pic for forecast.

...More Topics...

 

 

Get Firefox!

Backcountry ski and snowboard gear, camping

Donate towards my web hosting bill!

Made with CSS

Validated by W3C

       
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:13 am



Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
 8/26: Moosilauke By Headlamp 
Author Message
Mountaineer
Mountaineer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:51 pm
Posts: 126
Location: Derry, NH
Reply with quote
 8/26: Moosilauke By Headlamp
7:20ish PM: Ravine Lodge Trailhead.

Click :idea: With the headlamps turned on I was VERY excited to be out on the trail again after a VERY VERY long week. Hiking is my medicine and this was going to be NEAT. I HATE night hiking.. alone that is.. but tonight was different. I had Firefly with me for company as well as moral support. Someone PERFECT to talk to.

So we put our BEST slackpacks on and began our way up Gorge Brook Trail. The trail was PITCH black in no time and the light from our headlamps shined on the rocks below just enough for us to find a place for our feet.

It was GREAT therapy hiking with her. I can tell Firefly ANYTHING and she'll listen.. REALLY LISTEN. She takes the time to listen and make me feel better about who I am. It was hard to fathom how quickly we were ascending in the stories we shared with one another, And in ALL of this.. before we knew it, we had reached the summit of Moosilauke at 8:50 PM.. just an hour and 10 minutes after we left.

On the summit we turned the lamps off and gazed in AWE at the MANY lights of towns below. We took out my cell phone and I called Sarah while Firefly called our friend Jerimiah Johnson. :D It was cool talking to them briefly from the summit. We spent a few more minutes investigating the Milky Way and at 9:20.. headed for home.

Our conversation continued on the way down until we reached the car. We hopped in and went to Lincoln for some pizza which we enjoyed wonderfully. After.. Firefly showed me an AWESOME campsite for me to use for the night and when I woke in the AM.. the view outside my tent was.. well... I'm speechless. Thanks for the site Firefly!

I had a BLAST on this "after work" night hike of the Moose. Many more to come for certain. I wish I had more to tell but.. it was Dark and rather uneventful... but it WAS indeed a gorgeous night!

SJ :?

_________________
www.sherpajohn.blogspot.com


Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:37 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 1 post ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Hike-NH.com based on STSoftware.