I’m back! I thought I was done here, but I just had to share my story of hiking Mount Eisenhower near Crawford Notch State Park. Last Saturday, hearing that it was going to be a balmy 60 degrees, my future apartment-mates Molly, Caroline, Susan, Emily, and I headed up to tackle another 4000 footer. Joining the AMC 4000 Footer Club is on my bucket list. Although I’ve only climbed 3 out of 48 so far, those 3 have been since November. I’m on my way!
We climbed via the classic Edmands Path, rejoicing the fact that the road to the parking lot was no longer closed for winter. What started out as a warm spring day quickly changed back to winter as we climbed up the trail.
We quickly accepted that our feet were going to be wet from the slushy conditions, and soon we were rewarded for our efforts by some awesome views.
The Mount Washington Valley Hotel in the distance!
After an icy scramble, we summited 4780 foot Mt. Eisenhower. Although it’s the tallest mountain I’ve ever climbed, it was dwarfed by the monster Mt. Washington nearby.
The descent down to the parking lot was hilarious. The snow was melting, and every so often the trail would just disintegrate under our feet. I wish I had a recording of us shrieking as we constantly sunk knee deep into the snow.
After a quick hammock session near the trailhead, we got back into the car to head back to school.
I was stuffing my face with a sandwich when Emily stopped the car and pointed to the side of the road.
Could it be?
IT WAS. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Thank you to Susan for letting me use all your awesome photos!