Mount Tecumpseh took seven hours up and down (taking the trail from the Waterville Ski Area). We had lots of water breaks and some snack breaks and even acouple sit and talk about nothing breaks because we’re tired. We arrived back to the campsite and devoured whatever was easily available then everyone layed on their mattress pads for an hour. We got up and went to the mountain stream near the campsite. Esther and myself went under the water and washed off. Harvest cooled his feet and face then followed a salemander around till we had to leave. We went out for dinner that evening, after we returned and sat by the fire, then easily fell asleep while dozens of Swainson’s Thrush sang around the campground.
The kids and I went camping in the white mountains of New Hampshire the past couple of days. We stayed at Oscela Vista Campground in the National Forest, it was ten miles down a seasonal road whose condition was questionable at best. We were the only ones at the campground the entire trip. The kids discovered / devoured ripe raspberries along empty tent sites and reveled in the taste of the hand pumped spring water. The first day we enjoyed the Lost River’s many caves and geologic neat things. The second day we set out at 7:30 in the morning to hike Mount Tecumpeh, a 4,003 foot mountain whose trailhead was just down the road from our tent site.
esther entering the cave whose name has been forgotten at the lost river gorge #livefreeordie
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