I was in Bartlett overnight for some business that got completed Weds, leaving Thursday free.
Haven't gotten out hiking much the last few weeks, so even though I didnt really feel like hiking I thought I ought to go.
I was a little concerned what shape I'd be in.Plus was dragging myself. Plus not much time.
Ok, so I've been so busy with the election that I've missed most of the hiking and foliage shoots that I had planned for this year :(
With this being the last day October, I decided, with a little added push form The Lovely Virginia that I should do at least a road trip and catch the vestiges of the Pumpkin People before they disappeared.
The weather in Southern NH looked wonderful. Was thinking maybe I should have opted for a hike instead.
Wanted to return to bayle Mtn in the Ossipees, and wanted to show it to The Lovely Virginia.
It's a short hike, with an excellent open summit overlooking Conner Pond and with good views of
Mt Flagg, Mt Shaw, Faraway Mtn and Bald Mtn, and into the Whites - Carter Dome, Baldfaces, Kearsarge.
Gallery / slide show
We couldnt have asked for a nicer day. Cool , clear, color just starting to show in a few spots ... all to ourselves :)
Miscellaneous chores and no deadline - late getting out again, but at 12.30 I was finally ready.
Being *that* late it was tempting to bail, but dammit, I needed to get out.
I was told just yesterday /
to rush and never waste the day
So, off I blasted. Much to my surprise, there was a traffic jam on 93, massive slowdown from below 89 to exit 15 :(
Oh well ...