Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tecumseh, November 15, 2015

Mt. Tecumseh Trail.  About 5 miles roundtrip with about 2300 feet of elevation gain.

We recently said we wouldn't hike this one for a while, but this day was our personal Thanksgiving, and both girls very much wanted to hike Tecumseh again.  We feel it's a second home at this point, lol.

We got to the trail around 7:30 and started up the familiar path.

The viewpoint always provides a nice break before the steep bits.

Starting up the steeps.  A light dusting covered the trail, but there was never a need to don the microspikes.

On the ridge, where the trail flattens for a short while...

We walked right by the sign pointing to the summit...we were busy talking, and I didn't realize we missed our normal way up until the trail dipped down a bit.  We continued anyway, since this bit of trail also loops up to the summit.


Views!  That's Mt. Washington, snow-covered, way in the background on the left.

The girls staying out of the wind...

Summit cairn...

We celebrated the hike with some eggnog, then we descended and ate a huge Thanksgiving meal.

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!  See you on the trails (after Thanksgiving).

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