July's adventure weekend was pretty sweet. We met in Campton, and started with a nice rollerski up towards Waterville Valley. Then we went searching for a swimming hole along Smarts Brook, which we did eventually find after a short rainstorm. Gotta shower before you get in the pool.
Smarts Brook swimming hole.
Matt is king of s'mores-making. Because we didn't have graham crackers (oops), we used Ben's home-made banana bread instead, or Laura's home-made chocolate cookies. Both inventive and delicious.
We camped at Tripoli Road, and a nice meal at a Mexican restaurant fueled us for Sunday's adventure. We started by stashing some cars along the Kanc, then rollerskied from one trailhead to the next, where we started hiking. We jogged over the Tripyramids, and the group split at Downe's Brook trail, with some heading down from there and some continuing past Whiteface and Passaconaway. Then back to the cars, for a quick swim, some ice cream, and home.
Up Pine Bend trail. Nice to be on a little-used trail. Not much traffic other than us.
South slide. Could see lake Winnipesaukee from here today.
Kate sleeper trail. Get it?!?
Ridge between Whiteface and Passaconaway was cool, but not too many views. Definitely a sharp ridge, it just happened to have trees on top.
July Adventure Weekend
4/ 5Oleh Bernadine Pickett