A Cloudy Day

Yesterday was a cloudy day. As I climbed Franconia Ridge, which is above the tree line, I was sweaty and warm. Once I got up top, I was in the clouds, and the wind was blowing. My glasses fogged up due to condensation and my hat wouldn’t stay on.


The rocks were covered with colorful lichens


So not much for views up there.

I then descended and climbed Mount Garfield, seen in the photo below.


 It’s  a lower peak (below the clouds). As I looked back, I could see Franconia was still shrouded in clouds


The views from Garfield were quite spectacular


Saw some nice things during the day

Bunchberry


A high altitude mountain laurel


Visited (and slept at) Galehead Hut


The huts offer hikers a free place to sleep if they do some chores (work for stay).

A few other photos:


On to the twin peaks ridge,

J

3 comments

  1. Marti Rand · July 27, 2016

    I’m amazed at far you can travel in a day and still find time to record it all, everything from mountain peaks to lichen.

    Like

    • kevinhikes · July 29, 2016

      I really enjoy the photography and sharing the experience

      Like

  2. Sally · July 27, 2016

    Love the Galehead Hut sign!!!

    Like

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