|Peak Summited||2020 Mount Monadnock|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||White Dot to Cascade to Pumpelly|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were not too bad|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail 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!