Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mount Monroe, White Mountains

May 26, 2012
Distance: 7.2 miles
Time: 8 hours 7 minutes
Map: AMC White Mountains Trail Map Set
Parking: Large paved parking lot
Restrooms: Pit toilets
Pre hike breakfast: Frontside Grind - Hippy bagels are awesome, as is their coffee
Post hike dinner: Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Company
Directions: The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains
Ammonoosuc Trail

This is considered a strenuous hike. We found this hike insane! Steep, long, and incredible views.
The rocks near the summit are very rough on dog feet - booties are recommended in order to prevent feet from being torn up.

At the large parking lot
We headed up to Lakes of the Clouds Hut and then right to Mt Monroe.
There was plenty of water for the dogs on this hike. The trail followed a river most of the way.
The beginning of the hike was very level. We knew that meant it would be really steep later.
Is agility training for hiking or hiking training for agility?
Waterfall into the pristine Gem pool
Short side trail to the Gorge
The trail is starting to get more challenging & rocky.
View from the trail
The dogs skipped the ladder & climbed up the rocks
The rock scrambling begins.
Dogs with waterfall in the background
Entering the alpine zone
At this point the views become amazing
As the trail gets more rocky, cairns mark the trail
Approaching Lakes of the Clouds hut
Alpine wildflowers
From the hut, we head to Mt Monroe
Looking down at the hut & the lakes in the mountains
On the summit - very chilly and windy!
Glen on Mt Monroe summit
Trek on Mt Monroe summit, wind blowing on his coat
Moxie on Mt Monroe summit
Trek, Moxie, and Lynn summit photo. Mount Washington in the background.
Back at the parking lot.

Year to date miles: 169.6

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