Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mount Washington

Chris and I climbed Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire yesterday. Mount Washington is the highest peak on the East Coast at 6,288 feet. We trekked along Tuckerman's Ravine through the bowl of the mountain, along the waterfalls and across the rock fields to the summit. After about three hours of climbing (with Greta leading the way), we stumbled to the observatory at the top. Round trip, the hike is about 8.5 miles - we made it down in a little over two hours. The first picture below I swiped from wikipedia of Mount Washington's summit from a distance.

You can see from the pictures some of the rocks fields we traversed - the boulders were enormous and slippery from water trickling through the slabs of rock. Chris and I saw several other dogs on the hike, but the only breeds we saw ascending the summit were labs and border collies. Greta proved herself an incredible hiker, hopping over the huge rocks, but she is absolutely exhausted today. Her paws are a bit scraped up as well. I can't say that any part of the hike was easy, but I'm glad we did it.


Blogger Fresh Footprints said...

Impressive! I need to show Dan this post... we're moutain lovers too.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Sarah J. said...

Beautiful pictures!

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Rachelle said...

Interesting to know.

1:07 PM  

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