Mountain Climbed

Mt. MonadnockWe climbed a mountain this past weekend. This photo was taken near the summit after a long hike. A few observations:

  • Mountains are tall.
  • Mountains are cold and cloudy at the top.
  • It seems that people generally enjoy walking up a mountain, then walking back down.
  • You should wait to eat your lunch on the way back down, rather than at the top, where it’s cold and windy.
  • The first 20 minutes of walking up an incline are the worst.
  • Hiking up a mountain with dress shoes and a tucked in button-down shirt is insane (I did witness this).
  • Water. Yes.
  • When you reach the bottom of the mountain, the feeling is so great that you forget how hard it was going up. There is even a casual mention of “doing this again”.