"Giving Blood for a View and Cool Air" (pictures)
Finally after what's seemed like forever since Scott and I have had a significant hike we had the weather and time to get out. And we hiked our favorite trail in the White's again. Always a great way to start the hiking season!
It was a rough start but once our muscles warmed up we were going at a pretty good pace. The carter ledges were stunning as always. We would hit pockets of mosquito's and black flies along the way and the black flies got real bad below the crown of middle sister. They were just swarming and biting. Eeek!
Middle Sister summit welcomed us with a constant cool breeze as she usually does. We hung out for a bit having lunch and enjoying the view and weather. Such a fabulous day! It was 10 years to the month that we first began hiking together, beginning our 48 4k adventure that we completed in 2014. We then made our way over to and down Piper Trail.
The Carter Ledge-Piper Loop never disapoints. It never gets old and is a great way to avoid the Chocorua crowds. Also provides plenty of challenging hiking and beauty that one can only find here in the White Mountains National Forest :)