Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mt. Hayes

This was absolutely a gorgeous day.  There were no clouds in the sky except for a few white puffy ones and the sun shone all about all day.  With temperatures in the low 70s, I’d say it was just about perfect.

Naturally, we wanted to go hiking.  Gene selected the Centennial Trail (aka AT) which climbed 1800 feet to Mt Hayes.  The trail was pretty steep in areas and there were some rocks ledges, and about a zillion rock steps, but nothing that was extreme.  There were a few nice views of the Androscoggin River as we made our way to the top.  We got up to the open rock ledge and had our lunch.  There were fabulous views of Mt Madison, Adams and Washington.

We saw a few other hikers, all northbound, and all seemed to be thru-hikers.  One young fellow was carrying an American flag on his pack; I assumed in remembrance of those who gave their lives on 9/11.  That was nice.  Wish I’d thought to do that.

There were a few rocks in the trail

We got back to the truck exhausted since we haven’t hiked much in the past week.  By the time we drove the three miles back to the house, these old bones were beginning to stiffen up.  Probably need to hike again tomorrow to work out the soreness.

I put dinner in the crock pot before we left this morning--chicken, potatoes, carrots, and onions.  It smells yummy.  Glad I don’t have to cook tonight.

That’s it for now.  Hope you’ve had a great day.

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