The majority of the day was spent hiking through different burn areas (or perhaps all one?). We hiked through ghost forests as far as the eye could see sometimes. The big upside was that it made for wide open views. On the downside there wasn’t mush shade on a hot day.
Smoke on the water over Big Lake at sunrise.
Dead trees and green meadows made for an interesting juxtaposition
This is the backside of Mt Washington that we hiked around.
This is a view of Mt Jefferson with an unusual forest of live trees down below and a giant burn area beyond.
The north side of Mt. Washington.
After 15 miles without water there was a nice pond among the deadfall. It Made for a good lunch stop.
Mt. Washington fading into the distance.
Mt Jefferson getting bigger around each bend of the trail.
There were several small patches of snow to navigate through.
I bumped into Monster, from Germany, who I met on the AT last year.
Home for the night was likely buried in snow two weeks ago.
What is this business of hiking AROUND Mt. Washington and not over it!