This is the view from Middle Mountain in New Hampshire. I hiked there recently with my friend, who knows this area well. On this day, we hiked to two summits, Middle and Peaked mountains.
Here’s Middle again. We lucked out bigtime with the weather.
And here’s the view from Peaked Mountain. Below us were the hustle and bustle of North Conway. There’s a Wal Mart down there somewhere…
There were some cool wild plants growing along the trail.
This is “Silverrod,” a cousin of “Goldenrod.” It’s just about gone by but still pretty.
The descent, down a different trail, was rocky, and prettier, we thought, than the ascent. It felt very wild.
Here’s a last look at the trail as we hiked down, with those amazing mountains on the horizon.