Lakes of the Clouds

Lonesome Lake, Hermit Lake, and Carter Notch all brought me here:IMG_0673

The plan was a simple one. I would hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail, stay over at Lakes of the Clouds, and continue the 1.5 miles to the summit of Washington the next morning.  The Cog would be available for an easy ride back down.

Best laid plans. . .

I knew the weather was unpleasant above treeline on Monday with temperatures in the 30’s, 100 feet of visibility and 70 MPH winds. It was supposed to clear overnight.  It did not.  Mother Nature chose to double down by dropping snow on the summit instead.

The hut experience was great, and I intend to go back when I can actually see the view.  Unfortunately I was forced to descend back down the ravine without seeing the summit.  I’ll get there eventually.