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Monday
Aug272018

Mt. Washington Autoroute: Kid Speed

Last month, we packed up the kids and headed to the White Mountains. In passed years, we've hiked Tuckerman's Ravine and the Seven Husband's trail. This year with an almost 4 year old and an almost 2 year old, I stayed with the kids while my husband and some friends hiked Tuckerman's Ravine.

Instead of hiking, I loaded the kids, some snacks, drinks and some warm clothes and we headed up the autoroute. It felt like cheating as we climbed mile after mile at a snails pace listening to the tour CD. Soon the road grew steeper and the forest gave way to rock. The sun glinted off the mica and the fog lifted from the valleys.

We were nearly to the top when the paved road ended and we kept driving pulling aside for those in more of a hurry.

The record is something like 7 minutes by car, it took up nearly half an hour. At the summit, I was glad to have brought extra layers of clothings as it was a good 15 degrees cooler than at the base. The kids and I explored around the summit, watched the cog train depart and went inside for a snack and to wait for my husband and his friends.

 

They arrived shortly after we did. We shared lunch before they headed down the trail and I loaded up the car. Ten minutes of crying later, both kids had passed out and I enjoyed a quiet ride home.

There will be many hiking years ahead of us. For now, I'm adventuring on kid speed whether by car or tiny toddler steps.