Here is a photo from today’s hike of Mt. Monadnock, a 3,165 foot mountain, and the most climbed peak in the U.S. (The second most climbed mountain in the world after Mt. Fuji in Japan).
This is Frank on the left with Ed Sasena, another software developer of Anros Applications in Concord MA. Because as software developers we always need to get out more, we decided to hike up Mt. Monadnock. This mountain is so popular that the trails are very easy to follow and there are always people visible. The way to know you are lost is if you no longer see people, but the trails are wide and clearly marked due to the heavy traffic. After paying our $2 park fee, we tied on our boots and headed up towards the summit.
We reached the top in 1 hour 45 minutes. Not bad for a couple of computer geeks. When we got to the top, there were many, many others who were enjoying the panoramic view of New Hampshire and beyond.
Now, not to take away from our climb, but my co-worker Dan Calkin (see arrow), used to regularly climb this mountain. One day, he and his friends were looking for new ways to make the climb more challenging, decided to climb the mountain carrying a canoe. (There is no water on the mountain, they did it just for the thrill).
I appreciate their foresight in bringing paddles and of course the life jackets for an added measure of safety.