Mike from the Adaptive group met up w/Ponytail this morning down near Long Pond for a surprise breakfast on the trail. Mike estimated how long it would take for him to get to the road crossing and patiently waited. Mike put together an assortment of wonderful breakfast goodies for PTD. Some coffee, OJ, pumpkin whoopee pies, the list goes on. Mike you did great! THANK YOU!!! Much appreciated.
Ponytail went over Mt Mist, got to overlook Wachipauka Pond a 22 acre remote pond that gets stocked w/trout for great fishing. He traveled up the Carriage Road where once back in the mid to late 1800’s, elegant guests would travel in the summer months to the beautiful summit hotel (Prospect House). The hotel is no longer there, it burned in 1942. Summited Mt Moosilauke (4,802), 1st 4,000 footer since beginning of VA.
Now it is getting muggier and a storm was brewing. He was on the north side heading down the long steep section when the skies let loose. There was now a river flowing over the steep rocks on the trail. There are signs to seek alternate routes if rain occurs. He is on the AT there are no short alternate routes around this section. He stopped for a few minutes to let the heavy down pour stop and proceeded carefully down the steep.
There is rebar, rock steps and wood blocks to help you get down around the waterfall but these become very slick when it rains. No incidents, he made it down safely by 2:30. Very good time considering the weather.
14.4 Miles today
Blue skies for now
Almost to the top