The climb up Mount Washington was blessed with a high cloud layer that permitted views of the distant peaks but shielded us from most of the suns rays. With the humidity we still dripped with sweat, but the Whites have a well-deserved reputation for mountain majesty. We stopped in at Mitzvah Hut for some tea and baked goods, then we lucked-out with a work-for-stay at the Lake of the Clouds.
This made for a short day, stopping around four in the afternoon. We enjoyed exploring the alpine area, visiting the lakes and watching the sunset. Cartwheel and MamaBear sat inside watching the Croo serve dinner and perform skits, while RobinHood, Orion and I sat outside listening to an audiobook and watching the sun settle into the valley.
Orion spent the nigh in his nest outside, while the rest of us unrolled our sleeping bags on the dining room floor after most of the paying guest had headed to bed for the evening.