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Windham High Peak 11/24/2018

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  • Windham High Peak 11/24/2018

    Took the trail from Peck Road for the first time, which I think I enjoy more than the approach directly from Route 23. I donít know why there are two yellow-marked trails diverging from an already yellow-marked trail; seems confusing. There was a lot of ice along this stretch and microspikes were very helpful.

    Upon reaching the junction with the Escarpment trail at the lean-to, the snow consistency turned to mashed potatoes. The snow was so sticky that it was easier to walk without microspikes on at all. Snowshoes would not have been out of the question - although everyone we saw on the trail was bare-booting.

    Made it to the summit to enjoy views of the Blackhead Range just before the clouds rolled in. It even sprinkled very lightly for a few minutes on the walk out. The stretch from the summit back to the lean-to always seems to drag. Back to the car about 3 hours later.
    From every mountainside, let freedom ring.