- I had never done it before even though I had lived in the North Country (specifically Littleton) for nearly two years. It’s one of those classic hikes that everyone should probably do.
- It ws short and sweet – the whole loop, including Artists’ Bluff and Bald Mountain, took me maybe 2 hours with Gabby on my back. And I wasn’t nearly as sore as I had been with the 4000 footers (I wasn’t sore last week either). Next week I think that she and I will do Lonesome Lake. The days are getting shorter and I’m not nearly as qick as I want to be in regards to going p and down the big ones. I totally have the goal of getting in pretty decent shape this winter so that I can do those 4000’s next season. That means more spinning and more weight lifting with legs and arms.
I really did enjoy getting to spend time with my girl. We sang songs dring the hike and she smiled for the pics. Once in a while, I’d get a “go mommy gooooo!” accompanied by a pat on the head. on the way back, we stopped at the Woodstock Inn and Brewery very, very briefly – Gabby and I were hngry and I didn’t want to eat there. We stopped at Biederman’s Deli, where I had eaten every single week when I was living in the North and having to be in Plymouth every week for court. One dollar tacos on Sundays is a deal you can’t pass up and they have really good local beers on tap! We then went to the Plymouth Book Exchange, wher eI bought a really neat looking history of the 4000 footers and a book by AJ Jacob – his latest about working out. Tomorrow is a down day – thank goodness for long weekends.
Here are some of the photos we took: