Mt. Monadnock via Pumpelly Trail

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.


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