North Wookstock 2Aug05 Day47
After tomorrow, the terrain supposedly gets easier. For the last week or so, the elevation gain has been massive. Most of the mountains in the Whites are over 4000ft. After this the elevation scale maxs out at 3500ft, compared to 6000ft for the Whites. I will miss the hut system. As commercial and crass as they can seem, they were great and so were the croos. It makes hiking more accessible to people and lets them enjoy a beautiful area of the country. But is does increase the impact on the terrain. I think it would be fun to work at a hut over the summer.
Tomorrow is on of the last tall, hard mountains to summit and my pack will be topping at 32-35 lbs. I hope the trail will be dry in the morning, but I seriously doubt it will. I don't enen think my fly will be dry so I will have to either set up tomorrow night or hang my fly somewhere. I would like some good views, it makes the effort more satisfying.