Monadnock Wanderings

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

I finally got around to doing my first hike, a lot later than I had hoped with all the uncertainties surrounding everything these days.  Because of the limited parking, I was afraid that the overflow would fill whatever spots were available at the Pumpelly trailhead.  So I bought a parking space ahead of time and hoped for the best, and my gamble paid off with a beautiful day.  I did, however, want to see some of the views along the Pumpelly trail, so I diverted up Cascade yp Pumpelly.  I'm glad I did, but my feet, maybe not so much,  For an unknown reason, I decided to return via the Red Dot Trail, which was a pretty steep descent.  Sadly, my phone (and backup navigator) overheated, so I didn't get either a pic at the summit or any of the fantastic views along the way – I'll have to add my actual camera to the gear list next time!


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