Mt Pemigewasset - 5/Oct/97
After the previous day's hike
we were looking for something a little shorter, with more views.
Fortunately the weather cooperated and we settled on Mt Pemigewasset
or Indian Head. You park in the Flume Visitor's Center parking
area, as far north as you can. The trailhead is on the bike path,
just a 100 feet from the parking lot. It takes you under the
highway and then starts climbing. The route isn't that steep, but
enough to make you notice that you're going up. There were lots
of people on the trail and we kept speeding up to pass people or
stepping aside to let others come down.
The leaves were in peak color, absolutely
perfect. The top of the mountain is a large
open ledge with views mainly to the south and
west, towards Moosilauke. We took some
group shots then put on some wind gear and
headed around the corner to a less exposed lunch spot. From there
we had a wonderful view of Franconia Notch.
Some folks in the group had hiked Franconia ridge the previous day
and were envious of the view that people today were getting.
Some people shots:
Bill and Geetha
Tom and Terry
Brenda and Dave
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