Mt Moosilauke 8/2/14

Mt Moosilauke with Marky  (That rhymes if you pronounce the name of the mountain right) 

Saturday’s weather called for clouds and showers, but we were going hiking anyways.  My Brother Mark picked me up at 6:30am and we headed up north.  I was super excited about going hiking with Mark because we had not been peak bagging together for a long while. When we got to the trailhead for the Beaver Brook Trail it wasn’t raining but the ground was wet and the air was thick as pea soup with fog.  We headed up the steep and very slick trail enjoying the views of the cascades

We stopped at the shelter to check it out and no one was around

By the time we got to the ridge the air was feeling much dryer and when we got to tree line the clouds were starting to lift

The thing I love about Moosilauke the most is the grassy meadows at the top

The thing I love least about Moosilauke is the crowds.  Everytime I’ve been up here it’s been busy, even in the winter. But at least it was easy to find someone to get a picture of us together

We had some PB&J’s and beef jerky near the top and headed down.  The trail had dried out a little for the hike down but the rocks were still very slick.  Well selected foot placements were essential for the steep descent. Especially on the wood steps

When we got back to the car it was partly sunny still in the valley and a little cooler.  We wanted to hit up a swimming hole, but with both of us having babies now we needed to head home.  It was a great hike and a great time being with Mark.