Ascent of South Twin on 2008-05-25

Climber: Monica Trust

Others in Party:Fil
Date:Sunday, May 25, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Twin
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4902 ft / 1494 m

Ascent Trip Report

The ascent to South Twin was a little tiring just before the peak. I was moving a little slow. When we got to the top we hung out for a little while and had some food and drink. The views were great on this clear and sunny day.We left our packs here and hiked to North Twin. I was relieved that I wouldn't have to carry just a heavy load. After we hiked to North Twin and back, we stayed here for a while and took a nap. Andrew's boots were wet and he wanted to dry them out a bit. Later, Andrew broke out his Mr. Goodbar and shared with the group. The summit was busy today with lots of people spread out taking a break from their day's hike.

We headed out to the Galehead hut. I decided I would not be climbing Galehead today. Everyone else went up and I just hung out. I borrowed Evan's phone and called Michael. This is for you Michael--this trip was fun, but not the same without you. I would have liked to do this one with you. I imagined the hike as if you were here and recognized from your pictures the place you had been. It was as if I was retracing your steps and wondering what you had been thinking about when you passed by. This--hiking--is truly an activity that let's me just think about something, everything and absolutely nothing surrounded by a beautiful and peaceful scenery. What can be more relaxing than being lost in thought and simultaneously challenging that every part of your body is moving and working?
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp

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