Tuesday, May 27, 2014

First Hike of the Year

This past Saturday my Mom and I went for a hike on the south end of the Wapack Trail. The Wapack Trail is one of the oldest interstate hiking trails in the country. It runs from Mt Watatic in MA to North Pack Monadnock in NH through rolling hills for 21 miles.
 We climbed up Mt Watatic, and sort of had views. There were a lot of low clouds. We then continued heading north, along logging roads and through some recently logged areas. We crossed the MA/NH border at a stone wall, then walked along a beaver pond for a while. The trail then climbs up the next mountain, which we did up to the first view point. There was a great view of the pond and hills we had just walked. We snacked, then headed back. When we got to Mt Watatic again, the clouds had lifted a bit and there was a better view. We ate lunch then went back to the car.

The view from Mt Watatic. You can see Boston from here.
The MA/NH border runs along the stone wall, through the beaver pond here.
Everything is very green this time of year.