Hiking the Pemigewasset Loop

Whoa!

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

The beginning and end of the trail!

Sean on Bond Cliff

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.

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

Sean and I on top of one of the Bonds

Our tent set up at Gouyot shelter/ tent sites.

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 top of Garfield and a view of the mountains we had left to climb that day.

The view from the Franconia Ridge at night becuase we underestimated the amount of time it would take us on the second day of hiking.

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!

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

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