8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Greeley Ponds, Mount Osceola Trail
After a Friday filled with hiking Lucy and I had some work to do. We started out down the Kancamagus and to the Greeley Ponds trailhead. It was a bit colder than the previous day. I put my raincoat on and left it on most of the day. The winds were enough to put a chill to the bones when all on wore was a shirt.
Shortly after the junction just as the boulders were starting off the trail I put on my spikes. I would keep them on for the rest of the hike and back to the junction where I took them off. There were not many views but the trail was nice.
On the way down there were many people hiking up. I put Lucy on the lead because she has been getting excited when other hikes are around. I suppose I should get used to having here on a leash as more folks return to the mountain. On the way down I met Cory and his dog Shiya. Cory recognized Lucy and it helped him identify me. It is always great to make new trail friends. Hope you two had a great hike.
After the hike I was feeling a bit under. I drove to the store and bought myself some lunch meat. I decided against a second hike in order to do some writing and reading. I might regret it a bit now, but it was nice to relax in the shadow of Franconia notch with my little tired hiking partner Lucy. These mountains bring the total on my NH grid to 200 peaks. Still a long way to go, but it’s a start. I love a challenge and it always makes me want to try harder to bring up my miles and to become stronger. It is a slow process, but a steady one none the less.