Zero day off the AT but not from hiking
Today Ponytail and I went for a hike up Bridal Veil Falls in Franconia w/the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country and their participant Martin.
Martin has ALS and he is in his 9th year. His son, wife, family and friends were all w/us for the hike too. They are all very supportive of each other.
What a wonderful day. People swam in the pools, snacked and enjoyed being in the outdoors. Thank you to Cara’s mom and dad for the wonderful brownies and treats and to my parents for letting us all take over their yard as our starting and ending point.
Bridal Veil Falls is a scenic cascade on the northwestern side of a ridge between Cannon Mountain and The Cannon Balls. Coppermine Brook pours through a narrow spot in a high ledge, then widens as it plummets, resembling the shape and color of a bride’s long, lacy veil. The approach to the falls is a pretty hike. It follows Coppermine Brook most of the way, which has numerous pools to swim. Hike is about 2.5 miles on way.
Also, special thanks to Paul Hayes from the Littleton Record for coming along w/us for the day. Look for an upcoming story later this week on PTD and the Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country. /http://www.littletonrecord.com/
Our Director Sandy giving last minute instructions before we start the hike
Group photo up at the falls