Monday, August 22, 2005

My (almost) annual trek up Mount Washington

Since I was about 14, I've tried to hike Mount Washington or some part of the White Mountains annually. If you have not availed yourself to this spectaculare corner of God's creation...what can I say...you are so missing out on life. More often than not, I think about hiking and that's where it ends. But last week, the weather was perfect, and I had a few days off before I started at Windham Baptist so I off I went.

At 5:45AM, the first rays of sun were hitting Pinkham Notch and I set out. Just me, the cob webs, and about 50lbs of dew I quickly soaked up from the branches. I went solo 'cause I also wanted a day alone with God, to clear my mind and heart with all the new adventures staring me down.

Bootspur to Davis Path to Mt. Washington Summit and down Tuckerman's Ravine: my itinerary.

New Camelback backpack and old New Balance sneakers: my gear.

Exhausted body and renewed soul: my results.

Have fun looking at the pics!


First views off from Bootspur Trail


My favorite rock overlooking Tuckerman's


A cairn, looking towards Lake of the Clouds


At the Summit


Tuckerman's from the Hermit Shelter


Cascade Falls

5 comments:

RW aka Uncle Action said...

Wow Josh that is awesome... I hope your move up to maine went smoothly. I have been looking on you blog to see if you had any updates. I am doing good in Kentucky and have got a blog going of my own.
Rusty Webb
(a groomsman in Dave's wedding in case you forgot)

Dave said...

now that's what i'm talkin about. it's funny how you had to go to my home state to get those beautiful pictures!

i'll try to call you soon. are you coming to matt's wedding next weekend (9/3)?

Josh said...

Thanks for staying true, Rusty. Congratulations on the wedding. Wish I could have been there.

Dave. Miss you man. NH is a beeyuhtiful state! Definitely will be there for Matt's wedding. It'll be good to catch up with you and Kalila.

Samuel said...

Beautiful country, Josh. Just got back from a mission trip to East Machias, ME - another rugged area in the great state of ME. Watch my blog for pictures and a post of that time.

Marc said...

cool trip! wanna add me to your links?