I love to hike. And I live in the perfect state for hiking. There are mountains everywhere.
During the hiking season I usually try to climb a few…
You have come along with me for a couple of them.
The perfect season for hiking is early fall.
Scragg Mountain, although I never found the top, was incredible this past fall.
Camel’s Hump was challenging, but exhilarating.
This past summer, before school began, I climbed Belvidere Mountain…
A long hike, but one I was determined to do. It is a mountain that has always fascinated me.
Eerily quiet now. But once home to the largest asbestos mine in the country.
The lower half of the mountain closed and monitored by the EPA. The controversy continues today about clean up and impacts on the environment. The upper half of the mountain, bursting with life. A difficult hike. A trail that seemed to go uphill the entire 3.6 miles.
The feeling of making it to the top is more than just satisfying. It is a test…of strength and courage and heart. As in life, we all have our own mountains to conquer. I like to think that hiking the real thing helps prepare me for the hills and mountains that cross my path.
But I have never hiked a mountain in the winter.
I want to…
Mt. Hunger, just a short distance away, beckons me.
It looms cold and stark. A challenge. Something I have always wanted to do. This winter I am going to climb it.
I know the way now…