Yesterday I had the pleasure of hiking with Illinois father and son duo Keith and Andy and their longtime family friend Art. We started up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail around 8 AM. Ammo was quite packed if you walked a thin line but drifting off the packed trail resulted in some pretty frustrating post-holing. Shortly after Gem Pool we realized our pace wouldn’t get us past tree-line at a reasonable time so we opted for a sure-fire hike with a great view, the nearby Mount Willard Trail.
The Willard Trail was the perfect plan B and we enjoyed the great weather, trail conditions, and company both up and down the route. The bond between Keith and Andy was so cool to see. I hope my son will be willing to share these types of adventures 20 years from now!
See you in the mountains,
Northeast Alpine Start