This past weekend, we did a little backpacking. We started off from Lafayette Campground up to Lonesome Lake. The weather was not optimal.
But we had a nice surprise by running into friends who were hiking with some baby they found.
We made it to Kinsman Pond in the afternoon, just in time for more mist.
The next morning the weather was clear. We hiked up to the north peak of Kinsman Mountain, then took the ridge north over the Cannon Balls to the top of Cannon Mountain. By then, the weather was crummy again, and with my knee acting up, I wasn’t inclined to take more pictures.
The tram down was operated by a fellow member of the Society of Printers. Book designers sure seem to enjoy the solitude of the mountains.
The most important thing I learned: naproxen sodium is better than ibuprofen.
Lots of weekend trips lately.
We stayed at The Round House, a 4-story building which came to its owner in a dream. We slept, literally, in a hole in the wall.
Not everyone’s idea of a good time, but we enjoyed the unique experience for our short stay: the delicious breakfast, the interesting company, and the fluffy dog with my maiden name.
Then stayed with friends in Maine where we chased chickens, paddled down the Saco River, and steamed lobsters for dinner.
Always nice to get out of the city in the summer. Even if it’s to another city, like NYC, where we went for the US Open, where I did not take any interesting pictures.
Gary and Elaine watched in awe as the lanterns performed their annual ritual of emerging from the sea and making their way up the back steps
I finally hiked the infamous Mt. Washington by the challenging Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. It’s known for its terrible, sometimes life-threatening weather. But it’s also a beautiful hike with lots of waterfalls, luscious moss, and scenic views. My father hikes up it every 10 years and this year, his 70th, Joe and I joined him.
Lots has been going on.
With the help of a friend, I made a ton of paper flowers for my wedding. They were super simple to make and a great distraction from stress.
I made some smaller versions into corsages and boutonnieres.
And took a hike at Pawtuckaway State Park, which had some cool ponds to explore.
After the wedding, we walked around World’s End in Hingham. Boston is peeking through the trees.
This past weekend we did a little foraging. Or a lot, really. We brought home buckets of chanterelles.