When you read this we will be in Baxter State Park, where there is no cell service. We will update you all on the weekend’s adventures when we return on Monday. Today’s blog is from my friend Anne Sharp, who hiked Mt. Jackson on the AT in New Hampshire on Monday with Jen Lockwood and Lisa Cleary. They helped spread the word about my hike with some eye-catching bandanas that Jen created to put on their backpacks! Look for them again at the top of Mt. Katahdin. Thank you Anne, Jen and Lisa!
From Anne: I think we all woke before the alarm went off early Monday morning. Jen, Lisa and I had arranged to meet at 7:30am at the Dunkin Donuts at Exit 23 on 93N. The weather forecast had been a moving target and we wanted to be off the mountain before the risk of thunderstorms became a reality. We were at the trailhead by 9am. On our way up we met many hikers and told them all about Rick’s mission to help find a cure for ALS. Everyone was very supportive. Thank you if you are reading this blog for the first time!
The views from the top of Mt. Jackson were spectacular in every direction. We stopped for a snack and continued to spread the word with the many fellow hikers we met. Then it was off to Mizpah Hut for lunch. If you can believe it, all three of us had on previous hikes been within .1 mile of Mt. Pierce without summiting! We were determined to rectify that today. Once again the views from Mt. Pierce were amazing. We could identify many of the peaks along the Presidential traverse.
We returned via Crawford Path, reaching Rt 302 at 3:30pm, very happy to beat the rain which started 5 minutes after we were safely in the car!
Thanks Rick for letting us check this one off your AT peaks list. We all had so much fun and thought of you often. You are such an inspiration!