Last week Sean and I experienced some of the most physical and mentally challenging 3 days of our life. We hiked the Pemi Loop trail for the first time. We hiked 32 miles over the course of three days over very difficult terrain. We summited 9 of the 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. It was such an incredible and rewarding experience to see what you can push yourself to do. The feeling that came over me through out the trip was truly incredible. During this trip, Sean and I really helped each other make it through. At least, I know that if it wasn’t for Sean I wouldn’t have been able to finish. We were at a point on the trail where we had climb up an almost straight up rock wall with small ledges to step up onto (it also had a small stream coming down it) and I started to get really nervous as I was heading up. Sean knew I was starting to struggle and snapped me out of the start of a mini panic attack which I wouldn’t have done without him. He was my rock/ is my rock in life and I feel so lucky to have that.
The beginning and end of the trail!
Sean on Bond Cliff
Being above tree line in the clouds was such an eerie but cool feeling. You felt like you were in a movie or something.
Sean and I on top of one of the Bonds
Our tent set up at Gouyot shelter/ tent sites.
The view from the top of Garfield and a view of the mountains we had left to climb that day.
The view from the Franconia Ridge at night because we underestimated the amount of time it would take us on the second day of hiking.
On top of our last 4,000 footer of the hike and only 4 miles left to go!
Our three day itinerary:
Day One: Lincoln Woods parking lot to Gouyot Shelter
Day Two: Gouyot to Liberty Springs Tent Site
Day Three: Liberty Springs to Lincoln Woods parking lot
This trip was definitely one of the best adventures I have had in my life. It was so much fun and truly amazing to realize what I am capable of pushing myself to do. I can’t wait for the next one!
Have a great rest of the week
So the past month or so has been so busy. We have been trying to get away as much as possible to New Hampshire so we can relax. I’ll keep the words for this post short and just post all of my recent pictures.
One day we decided to rent this all terrain vehicle for a few hours up in Gorham, New Hampshire. They have a ton of trails that you can spend hours on exploring. This was a blast and something neither of us had done so it was even more fun.
A spot we stopped at for a quick break while on the trails with the all terrain vehicle.
Cascade Falls near the beginning of the ATV trails
This past Monday we did an almost 12 mile hike. This was near the beginning of the Hale Brook trail that goes to the top of Mt. Hale.
Us with the stream in background 🙂
From the top of Mt. Hale we took a trail that connects to Zealand Falls, then we hiked up to Zeacliff, which is where this was taken. It was a steep mile up to the cliff from the falls but this view was sooo worth it.
More views from the cliff
Panorama off Zeacliff
More cliff views
The last cliff view
On the Tuesday we did a hike up to one of the Sugarloaf peaks, we chose the shorter one. It was beautiful though. Except on the way up I was super cranky because I hadn’t eaten breakfast after an almost 12 mile hike the before. I think Sean wanted to push me down the mountain half way up I was being so cranky. Whoops. I learned my lesson to always eat something!!!
The last Sugarloaf view
I hope you enjoyed the pictures from our summer adventures so far. Have a good night 🙂