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30 by 30 {hiking mount moosilauke}

9 Sep
I am so behind in my posting. This summer I have realized how much I really need to post things as they happen so I can keep up with everything. Every time I think I’m catching up, I get busy and get behind again. I need to just post things as they come.
Anyway, on to my post.
On my 30 by 30 list, I have to hike a 4,000 footer. Dan has been doing a ton of hiking so I thought I would add something to my list that I could do with him. His goal is to do the 48 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. I figured I could do 1. 🙂 He invited everyone to come with us so we went on a big group hike.
I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it up but Dan chose a mountain that he said would not be very hard. And I made it to the top!

We were ready to go at the bottom and couldn’t wait to get started.

There were 8 of us total, all hiking together. A couple people went ahead and made it to the top before us. The rest of us took it a little slower. It was a really pretty trail.

The views were beautiful as we were approaching the top. It was a little bit of a cloudy day but the sky looked awesome. And we came out of the trees and could see the summit.

I was so excited to make it to the top and was so proud of myself. We hung out at the top for a little bit to let everyone catch their breath and enjoy the views. Everyone was excited.

The clouds were so cool at the top. I’m definitely obsessed with the sky and clouds.

I definitely took some panoramic pictures at the top.

We walked out to different part of the summit to check out a little bit of a different view. It was all gorgeous.

We decided to take a different trail down and it ended up being a little easier.

We could also hit another summit on the way down this trail. It was the South Peak and I’m glad we took a little extra time to climb up. We could see the summit we were just on and the trail through the trees from South Peak which was really cool.

The trail down wasn’t too bad and I’m glad we took a different trail just to see some new things. There was one point where there were a ton of monarch butterflies flying around. I didn’t get too many great pictures but it was a cool thing to see.

A little after the butterflies, it started pouring on us so I had to put the camera away. We all got our rain coats on and continued down the mountain. It stopped raining by the time we got to the bottom and got humid. I felt really good when we got to the bottom and not as dead as I thought I would.

I’m really glad I had this on my list and I’m really glad I completed it and felt so good. I wouldn’t be opposed to doing more hiking like this. Hopefully I can continue getting in better shape so I will be able to keep up better. I’m going to keep working on it and hopefully next summer I can do some more.
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