Hill Walking 4:30:00  6.5 mi (41:32 / mi)
shoes: 09 Saucony Grid
So, after all those wonderful suggestions, we chose a scorching weekend to hike up Mount Washington, the area well reputed to have the worst weather in New England, if not the whole of the US. There was reason behind this, as at the last minute a couple of tickets came up for The Granola Challenge, a group walk organised by a friend of my relatives, and as they were going, we thought we would tag along. We set off with huge heavy packs with overnight gear and beer, and started with a big group. They were stopping a bit too often though so we set off alone, and as we got above the treeline the weather really came in. Windy and rainy and cold, and we had no map (this is the first and last time I will ever do that in my life), we managed to make all the right decisions and end up at the Lake in the Clouds Hut. Pretty epic day, and the girls did really well to manage in some pretty awful conditions. We then had a fun evening with music and talks and skits, pretty much no sleep thanks to the horrendous snoring of "Uncle Bill" and lightened our packs by drinking some beer. By mid evening it was snowing outside - pretty crazy!