A Day of Rest

I can’t lie to you. The White Mountains took a toll on me. I rolled into Gorham, NH yesterday tired, sore, and weighing 128 pounds. I’ve been resting, eating, and being thankful for the great weather I had.

I’ve eaten an obscene amount of food – including some great bolete mushrooms we harvested (and some blueberries).

Staying at this beautiful hostel

Reunited with my friend , the conductor, who I have not seen in 3 months

Saw some beautiful things on the way in to Gorham

Stumps serving as substrate for young trees

Mica deposits in many of the local granite 

A few treats in the hostel

I summitted quite a few of these. The White Mountains have thrilled and humbled me.

Enjoying the rest – looking forward to Maine.



  1. Harry Brown · August 4, 2016

    The Gnarly Whites pretty much did us in, too. Wise to take a rest day. Your beards are certainly impressive! Slow down and enjoy Maine – it’s a beautiful place. Sorry I will miss you up here – I’m homeward bound day after tomorrow.


  2. Linda · August 3, 2016

    Hope you are enjoying some well-deserved R & R. And may the restorative carb-fest begin!


  3. Sally · August 3, 2016

    A well deserved rest! You make it look easy!


  4. Marti Rand · August 3, 2016

    Uncle Bill recommends “a nice pasta meal.”

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  5. Pat & Marty · August 2, 2016

    Sounds like your trip through the Whites has been wonderful. Enjoy the rest day. We think you are awesome.


    • kevinhikes · August 3, 2016

      Thanks Pat and Marty – I’m back on the trail today feeling strong.


  6. psrand2013 · August 2, 2016

    Eat, Papa, eat.


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