February 22, 2006.
9 mi | 2000’ ele. gain | 5:45 hr.
Today I had a pleasant, reflective, quiet day on Mt. Monadnock. It’s the Wednesday of February Vacation and a beautiful, partly sunny day at that. I’d see no one on the trails today.
Conditions were mixed but overall it was very icy. I enjoyed a plethora of views from all the bumps on the Pumpelly Ridge. There were several lookout points that I meandered to off trail as well. There’s lots of potential for exploration here.
The summit was very windy and unpleasant, even though it wasn’t too cold (maybe 20°). After retreating from the summit I enjoyed hot soup and a good solid rest. All in all this trip was well worth the effort of finding the trailhead.