Amber, scarlet, copper colors meshed with bright blue skies and temperatures more common in August than late October, to produce a perfect hiking day. Leaves crunched underfoot as we enjoyed the lovely Monroe trail, meeting quite a few other hikers.

The summit offered 360 degree views, and a fine opportunity to discuss and point out the locations of various distant and not-so-distant mountains to one another: some of the NH Northern Presidentials to the east, Mt Ascutney to the south, Mt Marcy to the east in the Adirondacks, and Bald Mt almost a stone’s throw to the northwest. Then we settled behind a couple of rock faces to lessen the wind, while we enjoyed lunch.

Participants: Nancy Bradford, Suzanne Daningburg, Todd Haas, Jennifer Jany, Mary Keenan, Rich Larsen, Sheri Larsen, Dot Myer, Laura Roberts, David Steckel.