Monday, October 26, 2020

Mount Tecumseh

 Of course, we woke up late this Saturday! We did get to the trailhead at 11:30 though, arriving to  a drizzling rain. The trailhead can be found at the Waterville Valley Ski Resort. The lot was filled with about 50 cars and actually we saw quite of few hikers on their way down already as we headed up. 

The summit trail is very steep and easy to manage due to the stairs created by the stones....

The stairs were a nice touch, but the rainy, wet leaves on the steep steps were definitely tiring. We finally get to a fork in the steep mountain trail....

The last half mile was challenging , involving some scrambling. We reached the peak ; soggy and tired to cold cloudy views! We quickly ate a small snack and rehydrated. We decided to try an alternate route to descend the mountain. It was a great decision. From the peak we followed the blue blazed trail led us to the ski slope. It was amazing! The views from the ski slope were breathtaking! We hiked right out of the clouds and the beautiful white mountains appeared! 

This took us about fours hours and we were tired and sore. I did use hiking poles this mountain and I think they helped me a lot!  I felt much more sure-footed and the poles took some pressure off my knees on the descent. 
After the mountain, we venture to Bedford, NH. We found a yummy restaurant called T Bones, I ordered a turkey dinner that hit the spot! It was the perfect comfort food 😋😋. 

No comments: