Back to the mountains


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.


IMG_0781The asters were wrapping it up for the season, too.

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.



About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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10 Responses to Back to the mountains

  1. Andy Brown says:

    Beautiful! I could almost breathe in the scent of pines through your pictures.


  2. What a beautiful place to hike through! Surrounded by fresh air and Mother Nature…no better place to be.


  3. CJ Wright says:

    Gorgeous, dn! I’ve never heard of silverrod. Very cool.


  4. Lee May says:

    Did you ever luck out with the weather. Silverrod? I love it. And that aster.


    • dirtynailz says:

      The asters were everywhere. I am not very good at identifying wild plants, so I make a pest of myself and ask the locals. That’s how I found out what that silverrod was.


  5. gardenpest says:

    Oh you’re making me homesick for those pretty mts and hills. Gorgeous photos. Hope all is well. Daughter getting married this week, will be free in Oct.
    take care, GP


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