The scouts and scout leaders from Troop 41 recently concluded their scout season with a three-day, two-night hike along the Franconia Ridge portion of the Appalachian Trail in the White mountains of New Hampshire.
A steep, rocky climb led the troop above the tree line where the Ridge trail continued for about six miles, providing incredible views that stretched out to the distant horizon in every direction.
While on the Ridge, the troop scaled four peaks with elevations in excess of 4,000 feet: Little Haystack Mt. (4,780), Mt. Lincoln (5,089), Mt. Lafayette (5,260) and Mt. Garfield (4501).
In addition to the rough terrain, the troop had to contend with the wind. Sustained at 40- 55-miles-per-hour, there were gusts up to 70 MPH which, at times.
The Franconia Ridge is a world renown hiking destination known for its difficult terrain and incredible views of the New England countryside. Troop 41 can attest to both through their sweat, determination and the visual memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
-- Lee Roski
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