Monday, September 24, 2007

Day Trip: New Hampshire

Leyre and I are (very sadly) back from our vacation in NH, but we wanted to share some of the beautiful views! If you drive 2.5 hours north on I-93 you'll end up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We woke up at 5:30 on Wednesday and hiked up Mount Chocorua. We were told by a map at the rental house that we were going to be doing a rambling, 4.5 miles, 1,500 ft elevation hike. Our Fearless Leader had assured us that on a scale of one to death, this hike was way closer to a one. A few hours later, Leyre and I were pretty sure that this hike was actually closer to Death (with a capital D) than to one, and we had struggled to get 3/4 of the way to the top to enjoy the view above. Our FL was saying "this trail seems worse than the 3,200 ft hike we did yesterday!" He continued up the mountain and we relaxed and enjoyed the view. On the way home we bought a hiking map and discovered that Chocorua is actually 3,475 ft of elevation (3,490 according to Wikipedia!). Guess the map at the house was out-dated, huh?!

It had been a really foggy morning, so we didn't get to see the lakes, but we think the fog made for a pretty awesome view. Click on the photo to enlarge and really enjoy!

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