Victory is ours!

We successfully summitted Mount Washington AND Mount Monroe – all in one day!

Lots of stories and lessons later – both from the hiking duo and our Cog railway buddies, mom and dad.

For now, here’s proof of our triumph over fogginess:

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The mountain awaits

After months of dreaming and scheming, plotting trails and taking hiking classes, new backpacks and trial snacks and sweaty climbs on the stairmaster at the gym, tomorrow we head out for the real deal: Mount Washington.

We’re heading to the Whites and crossing our fingers that it stays nice for hike day, Friday. I’ve never cared about weather patterns as much as I have this week – willing a cold front to make up its mind about how quickly it’s going to move across the Presidentials. We’re ready for any conditions, but I’d love some sunshine and clear views if possible.

We’ll have spotty reception up in the mountains but will certainly report back, if not from the top.

Send us sunshine-y wishes, and no stumbles – and maybe work to check something off your own bucket list this week in solidarity!

Signs of a good trip

I’m headed home from a lovely (steamy) few days in Washington, DC. I came down for a client meeting but embraced the opportunity to stay for a few days – both to chill with my fabulous coworkers and to reconnect with lovely friends from Mount Holyoke. 

From breakfast on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to happy hour drinks (what a novelty!) to nerdy souvenirs, this trip had it all.

Thanks for a fun 48 hours, Capitol city!