Location: Peru, NY
I know it’s not convention to tell a lady’s age, but I can’t do justice to the purpose of this hike without revealing that last week my mother celebrated her 70th birthday. She has a group of hiking friends that she hikes with frequently, and last week she chose Hurricane Mountain for her birthday hike.
It was a gorgeous day, and in all there were 13 of us that headed out on the 3.4 mile hike to the summit of Hurricane.
We found an interesting place to make a pit stop…
nicely modeled by one of our fellow hikers…
As is the case with the majority of the Adirondack hikes, once you get above the tree line, the views are frequent and wonderful.
Hurricane is one of the easier ones as far as the last little bit. Nice big rocks to climb up like steps.
At the top, everyone pulled out their contribution to the birthday feast…
And we all shared a toast to another year and a great hike to celebrate my mother’s birthday!
Another gorgeous hike!
Today we have been getting our stuff together for our biggest hike yet. We will be leaving tomorrow at 3:30, YES 3:30 in the MORNING, for a 12.5 mile hike up one of the high peaks – Hough Mountain. It will be my first high peak in some time, and Harry’s first high peak ever, so we are hoping for a good hiking experience!