Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mt. Zircon… April 20, 2104

Mt Zircon
With a big sun and no leaves on the trees, the snow in the woods is disintegrating. I discovered this on a hike in my backyard that heads up to Joe Pond. With the success of that hike, I decide to head off to Mt. Zircon, a mountain across the river and in plain view of my house, especially from my second floor bedroom and the sports' room.

The trail had bare spots and areas with 3 feet of snow. Most of the time the trail with snow was firm with just an inch of soft snow for footing. When I did break through the deeper snow up to my shin or beyond, that's where the work came in. That didn't happen much, but when it did, I knew I'd pay for it the next day. And I have.
Barbara Kent Trevett c. 1948

Along with Easter, April 20th was also my sister's birthday. She would have been 70 years old. She would have liked knowing how her brothers and husband celebrated her on email, how her granddaughter Caroline posted on Facebook a late-1940's Easter picture of her, and how her younger brother thought of his sister and her influence on his life as he climbed Mt. Zircon. Happy Birthday, Barbie.

For the complete album of pictures from the hike, click here.

The Presidential Range from the top of Mt Zircon

Bailey on top of Zircon

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