Mt. Eisenhower, 6/25/2010

Yesterday, the children and I hiked up Mt. Eisenhower via the Edmands Path and Eisenhower Loop.   The weather was perfect and the views were excellent.

Descent view from Mt. Eisenhower toward Mt. Washington

The Edmands path has easy to moderate grades the whole way up and was much easier than hiking Mt. Monadnock last week.  The children were really pleased that we did not have long periods of rock scrambles like last week.   The trail was a little soggy in places, but that was to be expected after the previous day’s rain.  The wet trail wasn’t a problem once the views opened up and the children could see clearly Mt. Washington, the Ammonosuc Ravine and the Cog Railway.

The children at the "stone gate", 2.2 mi. from the trailhead.

The children at the "stone gate", 2.2 mi. from the trailhead.

My daughter at the Eisenhower Loop trail junction.

The last section of hiking up to Mt. Eisenhower after the trail junction.

Looking back to Red Pond, part way up the last ascent.

 The summit was a bit windy, but sunny and there were plenty of people enjoying their hikes and the views.

Children at the summit.

Me at the summit.

View towards Crawford Notch, the 302 barely visible.

View towards Bretton Woods and Mt. Washington Resort.

 Once we enjoyed the views and ate lunch, it was time to head back to the car with another peak sucessful bagged.

Back down Edmands Path, Eisenhower rising to the left.

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