Franconia Ridge was overcast and windy, up in the uppity-up-up, so there wasn’t much pretty. Still pretty magnificent, though!
Most of my trouble times, these days, seem to be related to wind. You can control for cold, somewhat for heat, but at elevation the wind can make a little havoc. Or even not at elevation. But today was at elevation. 25-30 mph, somebody said. But they could have been mongersplaining.
I fell short again, by a couple of miles. The lack of sleep, and the Hut lentil soup, threw me! I looked at the schedule again, and I think I’m still OK. That stretch that includes both Mt Washington and Mt Madison continues to be a crappy, crappy problem. A 15-mile day, which happens to include both Mt Washington and Mt Madison—a problem, especially when you want to take the time up top to eat! Well… we’ll see how it goes. The Trail provides.