For a warm up hike yesterday, I hiked Mt. Monadnock in Western New Hampshire. Mt. Monadnock is said to be the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world after Japan’s Mt.Fuji. I’ve read that on a holiday weekend in the 70’s, it is estimated that 10,000 people climbed the mountain in one day. Not exactly where you go for solitude, but there are some less travelled trails that can be use to avoid the mobs until the summit. We used the Parker Trail and the White Arrow Trail and they seemed to work.
Here is a picture of the rocky wonderland that is the top of Mt. Monadnock:
Climbing some of the rocks for fun: