Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mount Washington on Labor Day

On Labor Day we decided to hike up Mount Washington via the Ammonoosuc ravine trail.

The day started warm and still, with a lovely forecast.

However, soon enough we rose up into the clouds that came out of nowhere on the summit of New England's highest peak.

The "Lake of the Clouds" is very aptly named.

At the summit we paused briefly for a photo and to see the steam train depart.

By this time the temperature had dropped thirty degrees and the wind was gusting at over 50mph!

Fortunately we were able to find the trail down (the Jewel trail), and we soon emerged from the clouds.

In fact, we were quickly back into balmy conditions on the trail.

And by the time we got home, it was still hot enough for pre-dinner cocktails outside on the deck.

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