Sunday, August 10, 2008

Background on My New Hampshire Trip

Well, the original idea was to backpack in Baxter State Park in Northern Maine for four days. My brother Nur, sister-in-law Martha, and I had made our reservations for the Chimney Pond and Russell Pond campgrounds, and were looking forward to the experience, which would include climbing Maine’s highest mountain, Mount Katahdin.

Then, a couple of months ago, Nur unexpectedly learned that he has diabetes, and the trip to the wilds of Maine, miles over very rugged terrain from a car, was not going to happen. He needs to adjust to his treatment plan first. So instead, we got together at their home in Southern New Hampshire, and the three of us spent 4 days doing day hikes and kayaking. We climbed Mount Monadnock, Bald Mountain, and Mount Kearsarge, and kayaked the Contoocook River.

Here are the three of us on top of Mount Monadnock. From my closed eyes, you might think that I am scared of heights, but it is not so.

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