Even though there are 375 miles remaining, I feel I’ve made it home!  Tomorrow I begin the trek up to The Lake of the Clouds hut passing over  four 4,000 foot  peaks: Jackson, Pearce, Eisenhower and Monroe; a total of 12 miles and probably 12 hours. But I’m actually excited to do it, the first time in weeks I really want to hike.  4 days off and time with family has been rejuvenating yes; but there’s something magical about the White Mountains. I’ve attached panarama of the Franconia ridge taken from North Kinsman last week. See what I mean?