Good morning from the Dry River Campground in Crawford Notch State Park, White Mountains, NH!
A bit cold this morning, so much so that it merited starting a fire to ward off the chill. Here’s a good look at our camping spot-
A wonderful discovery at the general store the previous day was this Bisquick “Shake ‘n Pour” pancake mix. Terrible packaging what with all that plastic that will just end up in a landfill, but it sure can’t be beat for camping convenience!
Pancakes and cherries with butter and local honey for breakfast- YUM!
Today’s plan is to hike to New Hampshire’s tallest waterfall- Arethusa Falls! The trailhead is just a short hike from our campground!
It’s a beautiful day! We pack water, snacks and our bathing suits and head out! It’s just a short jaunt down the road to reach the Frankenstein Cliff trailhead-
The Frankenstein Cliff trail is steep and a bit challenging!
I see you!! 😉
Nice and cool in the shade of the forest, Kristhawee powered up the steep trail like a champ! We hiked under the Frankenstein Trestle which is under construction. Would be cool too see a trail go by!
Little guy started to run out of steam. No worries, take a break, we have all day!
Lotsa critters in these woods- a well camouflaged toad:
We pass small waterfalls on our way up-
This trail is seriously steep!
Finally we reach the top and the trail levels out a bit-
Some pretty awesome views from up here!!!
Looking north toward Arethusa Falls which is just a speck in the distance: