Mt. Washington August 27, 2015

By February 22, 2017 2015, Appalachian Trail

Woke up and packed my bag slowly.  For today will be totally different from the rest.  The presidential range is 25 miles long.  A beautiful ridge, that feels like it never ends.  I got lost on the way up, but eventually made it to the top of Mt. Washington.  The last mile before the top it was a whole other climate.  Cold rain poured down instantly dropping my temperature.  I had to keep the same pace till the top or put on another set of clothes.  With not wanting to get all my clothes soaked, I kept pushing to the top.  I passed people wearing thick raincoats.  I got a lot of funny looks, being I was only wearing t-shirt and shorts.  At the top, I was in nothing but fog, I could only see ten feet in front of me.  Scoped out the original hotel and saw the bunks, kitchen, and lounge area.  After that, I went to the museum and hung out by the heater for four hours.  I couldn’t stop shaking.  Eventually, I dried off and got my confidence back up and I continued my journey to the Lake of the Clouds Hut.  I was tempted to do work for stay, but it was only 5:30 and I hadn’t done very many miles.  It was crazy, there had to be 120+ people sitting down for food.  After leaving, I walked into the beautiful sunset.  Was nice stealth camp spots on Mt. Clinton.

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