Thursday, 2 October, it was recommended we go north over the Wildcat Mountain section of The Whites, so today we started at Pinkham Notch and Headed north, climbing over Wildcats E, D, C B and A. As you will see below the climb up the Wildcats was very steep and it was definitely a better choice to go up than down them. Contrary to what most might think, going down such steep climbs is so much harder and dangerous, up is crazily the easier way to do it.
Hendo's Mom climbing up Wildcat E.
Mom asking where the "hiking" is in this section.
Boulders lodged in the crag to make "steps".
Hendo climbing up the wooden blocks secured to the side of Wildcat E's sheer face section.
A view of Mt. Washington from ontop Wildcat E
Hendo and Hendo's Mom ontop Wildcat E and above the clouds, undercast is cool.
Moose tracks along the trail of Wildcats Ridgeline
There are 8 Appalachian Mountain Club Huts located throughout The White Mountains. You can go online and make reservations, hike in, get a hot dinner, dry bunk and hot breakfast. As thru-hikers, the huts will take in a few thru-hikers for Work For Stay each evening. For Work For Stay, the huts will feed you dinner and breakfast leftovers and allow you to sleep on the floor of the dining room, in return for some help washing dishes or clean up the hut.
Off in the distance Carter Notch Hut, small green roofs in the valley, where we will spend the night tonight.
Closer picture of Carter Notch Hut
Friday 3 October, Today we hiked over Carter Dome and Mt Hight.
Hendo on top of Mt. Hight
Sat 4-Sun 5 Oct, Mother Nature intervened and brought in some sketchy weather so we had to zero.