I’ve been to Tecumseh quite a few times, and really have had no views from the summit on any visit. With it being one of those wooded summits and a short trip, it has always been put on the “hike in rain/clouds/questionable weather” list. When friends suggested this hike, I was game as it was my only chance to hike that holiday weekend and the weather looked promising.
Upon arriving at the ski area, I discovered one of our party was going to be a little late which gave me the opportunity to take a few photos. The light was just right and was producing beautiful coral pink clouds over the Tripyramids and surrounding trees.
The hike itself was not difficult, as there was enough snow to cover most of the ice with only light traction needed and the trail itself became more beautiful as the snow cover became heavier as we gained elevation. At the summit, we were treated to a winter wonderland, much different than the brown holidays we just celebrated at home.
At the summit, there was just enough clearing and lifting of the clouds to actually see something! To be honest, I did not actually know what you could see from the summit and what direction you’d be facing for the limited views, since my previous trips had been in the clouds. I supposed I could have pulled out my compass, to check! At any rate, on this trip, I got views of the clouds just lifting off of the Tripyramids, and out further to Chocura.
The trip down was really quick and we all agreed that we had a nice little hike. I will definitely come back to this one when there is sunshine. In fact, one of my friends advised me to hike this in the fall when all the leaves have changed colors. That hike is certainly on my list!