Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Journal Entry # 147

Monday, August 22 - Day 151 - Mile 1792.2 - NH 112 - Kinsman Notch - North Woodstock, NH

Very heavy rain overnight. Didn't think we had a prayer of hiking over Mt. Moosilauke today but low & behold the day cleared up and off we went.

Miss Janet drove us to the trailhead  but first stopped so we could all have a good breakfast to power us up the Mountain.

The climb up the north face of Mt. Moosilauke was the biggest challenge so far. The "trail" was all vertical rock with a waterfall coming down from all the rain.  It took us 7 hours today to do 9.5 miles.  When we reached the top there was a 60 mile an hour wind, 53 degrees and dense fog.  It began to clear a bit before we made our decent and we had some spectacular views. It was good to get off the top and warm up.

Buffalo Bobby received a package today from a friend, Peter Block, who sent the L.E.G. a huge supply of Goos, coffee, etc., that will get the three of us to Katahdin.  What a wonderful surprise. Thanks Peter!
With just about a month to go we continue to get support from every quarter.

Miss Janet is cooking us all dinner tonight at the hostel. It's a beautiful night so it should be lots of fun to be outside.

Tomorrow we'll be back to hiking with our full packs again, so another adjustment.

Trolley Stop

Dinner at the Hostel

Miss Janet cooks dinner

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