Verdant Forest
Location: (1799.7 Kinsman Notch - 1816.0 Franconia Notch) / Hikers Welcome (1839.6 miles)

We got up just after 5 am, and actually managed to be on the road by 5:45, heading to Kinsman Notch. It seemed like we were actually going to get a nice weather day for a change, though the sun was still hidden by clouds.

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Location: Days Inn, Lincoln NH (1823.3 miles)

With rain overnight, and lousy weather this morning, we decided that today would not be a good day to hike.

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Pond on the Austin Brook Trail
Location: (1890.8 US 2 - 1902.6 Gentian Pond Shelter) / White Birches Camping Park (1823.3 miles)

White Mountain hostel includes breakfast with stays, so I got up just before the 7 am breakfast, which was a tasty breakfast burrito, hash browns, and a muffin.

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View from Mount Height
Location: (1875.6 Carter Notch Hut - 1890.8 US 2 / Gorham) / White Mountains Lodge and Hostel (1811.5 miles)

Because of how slowly we hiked yesterday, both Papa Monkey and Rainbow hiked out early. I, on the other hand, decided to stay for the 7 am breakfast at the hut. (I paid to stay at the hut; I should get my money's worth.)

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Carter Notch Hut
Location: 1869.7 NH 16 / Pinkham Notch - 1875.6 Carter Notch Hut (1796.3 miles)

I got up at 5:30, shortly before sunrise, and by 6:20, we were packed up and on our way to Pinkham Notch for our hike up Wildcat Mountain. We stopped for an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the lodge at Pinkham Notch. Around 8, we headed across the road to start our hike.

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