We alighted to nature’s sanctuary
Our place of peace and resurrection
Away from the egg hunting crowds and feasted tables of obligation
The route took a detour
The conditions too muddy
A sure sign of Spring in mountainous country
A quick check on the GPS found a return to the ledge ridden twins of Welch-Dickey
We could not afford to be too picky!
Granite slabs in various conditions
Some slick with snow melt made the ascent a chore
Forcing at times a climb on all fours
Still others were bone dry
Standing straight in momentum
Surely we could fly!
Then what looked to be easy was deceptively so
As we found ourselves down on our backsides in the snow
Trails puddled and muddy
Leaf covered and ruddy
Narrow passages filled with slippery slush
Our day grow longer than we would have planned
Yet it was worth it, as it ended with beers in our hands
Day 17. I should be asleep. The hike was exhausting but absolutely fantastic! Our original hike to Morgan-Percival had to be cancelled due to muddy conditions. We returned to another spot which was hard the first time due to rainy conditions. For some reason we thought it we be easier this time around. Not so much! My last full day here in New England with my sons. Both boys were along for the trek today with blessed Izzy with us as well. My oldest gets the Mountain Goat award!