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
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:
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.
I really enjoy the photography and sharing the experience
Love the Galehead Hut sign!!!