7/1 Day 106

We woke up early to climb Mt. Moosilauke before it would get too warm. The climb would take us up over 3,500 feet in elevation gain. The climb was steep and continuous over several miles but wasn’t as difficult as we expected. The summit was above tree line with incredible views of the White Mountains. The descent from the summit was way more challenging with steep, technical sections full of slick rock slabs, rebars, ladders and stairs built into the rock faces. Today is the first day we began meeting true southbound hikers who started from Katahdin. We climbed Mt. Wolf after lunch and hiked past our intended stop for the night. We decided our plan for the Whites would be to hike as much as we could while weather was nice because we knew how sudden changes in weather at the higher elevations could be so dangerous. We stopped at Eliza Brook Shelter and hiked a total of 15.9 miles for the day.

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