Saturday, May 26, 2007

Yet Another Mt. Ascutney Hike

My buddy Dimitri and I went on another awesome hike up Mt. Ascutney on Thursday. As usual, I volunteered to be the 'pack mule'; we rested and ate at the platform where they launch hang-gliders from, baked in the sun for a while and we both got a bit sunburned (fortunately mine has faded to a tan already). It was a crazy-beautiful six hour jaunt with perfect weather. Here are some pics.

'Cascade Falls' - roughly a 70-80 foot sheer drop

Dimitri and I at 'Gus's Lookout', looking sufficiently worn out

The view from Gus's Lookout

The Wild Columbines are in bloom again!


Steve S said...

What a beautiful view. I can't wait until this summer when we can go back hiking up Mt. Toro. And I can completely relate to being the pack mule.

There's a beach near here that we go to, that has a hang gliders spot, and it's one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen, hardly crowded at all. We'll go looking for sea shells while hang gliders fly just overhead. I'll have to take the camera next time we go.

Cuarentayuno said...

Every time I miss NH, I visit your blog for a quick fix. Thanks for posting this.

Lookin´good, btw.