I arrived after about 2 hours sleep Friday night at the PNVC at 2:30 am. After getting ready and locking up the truck I was on my way at 2:45.
It was dark and I don't know if I ever told anybody I didn't really like the dark that much. Well after about 20 mins walking and jumping to every little crack and snap I heard I was admiring the stars and thinking it was looking pretty good. However like a donkey I decided to see just how dark it would be if I shut off my head lamp bad idea because it was so friggin dark. Oh yea did I say I did not like the dark. I put my head lamp back on fast as to make sure I could see the monsters coming at me. As I continued I started thinking about the roar I heard on Mount Chocura and thought I hope to god its not here. O.k so after about 45 mins. I was starting to get used to walking with the head lamp and starting to feel better about the darkness. I noticed that it was starting to get a little pink above Wildcat and thought for sure it was going to be a nice day.
I finnally made it to the Lions Head Trail and after walking and slipping on about 2.2 million rocks I proceded on up.
I found Lions Head a little steep but after a while I kinda just set into my pace. I arrived at the ladder about 5:30 and it was getting a little brighter out now and I was feeling better.
It still looked like is was going to be nice.
After going up the ladder and walking a little bit more I found a place that was a little flat so I decided to take a break and eat something. After about 20 mins. I got going again and in no time was in the Alpine Garden in the fog and getting windy and cold.
I arrived at the summit around 7:15-7:20 and tried to take some pictures but the camera was getting soaked from the wind and fog. I tried to take my own picture @ the sign but it did not come out to good and nobody to take my picture for me so I did not get to capture any from the summit. The fog was pretty thick. So much for the day looking good .
I started down the Tuckerman Ravine trail and made really good time getting to the headwall sign.
I was thinking O goody I always wanted to see the ravine.
So I headed on down and slipped a couple of times and one time my right foot slid and hit a corner of a rock twice in the exact same place OUCH big bruise the next day.But hey I did not fall on my a$$.
I could see some really nice water falls but the darn fog made it hard to get some good pics.If you look close it looks like a side view of a face in the rocks. Cool.
In did get to capture some smaller ones alongside the trail.