Disapointment on the East Side

Well I spent 9 hours running hiking with a 20lbs pack through New Hampshire on the Appalachian Trail. I knew it wasn’t going to be a great run on the drive to the start in Hanover, NH and the Vermont border. Why?  First we were rerouted about an extra hour because of a major road washout.  Second, well the car would periodically hydroplane. Turns out the flood watch warnings were real. I won’t bother with all the details, but this video is a pretty good example of what I was dealing with. The basics: I ran out of time to wait for a weather window.  I went for it in the middle of some serious nasty weather.  By noon I had to put all my cloths on to deal with the storm and the low temps.  I knew then that traversing the Franconia Ridge or Mount Washington, just wouldn’t be very smart.  So I bailed on Route 25 after about 48 miles. This trip East was an absolute disaster caused by horrible weather.  I did however get to hang out with some very dear friends who I haven’t seen in a long long time.  Silver lining. 

On to the next one.