Monadnock Afternoon

Peak Summited2020 Mount Monadnock
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadWhite Dot
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

This was the second of my hikes. Large gap due to COVID lockdown. Knowing that Monadnock gets crowded I intentionally choose to hike it on a Monday afternoon, hoping for lower crowds.

It was a perfect day , while there were bugs below the treeline , on the way up they were not bothersome at all. Cool and sunny and the peak was actually a bit too windy to allow you to stay there for long. My highlight was the flowering bushes on the top , I still don’t know what they are but they were stunning.

I did the white dot trail on the way up and the white cross on the way down.




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    1. Bottom to top and back to bottom in 2 1/2 hrs. There were others but no issues social distancing . I probably started up close to 4 pm. Remember you have to get the parking permit before 9 am. Attendant at gate said weekends do get crowded.