Mount Cardigan

A few weeks back, my wife and I made a day trip to New Hampshire and spent the day exploring Mount Cardigan. We heard about this place many times over the years but this was our first time. It was one of those magical fall days, the weather was crisp and the colors of the season was a real treat. The hike itself took about 4 hours round trip. The last 1/4 mile up the face was super challenging but felt great at the top.

(All of these photographs were made with a Mamiya 7ii and Kodak Portra 400 film. Developed and processed at Richard Photo Lab in California.)

Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire | September, 2016

The last time we visited this place was many years ago when James was just 3 or 4 years old. I remember him hiking in front of all of us in the pouring rain trying to climb up each rock along the way with his little legs. We made it about an 45 minutes into the hike before we had to turn around if I recall correctly.

So before the summer completely slipped away, Lauren suggested we try it again. To reach the top at our pace, it’s about a 2.5 hour hike up to the top and 1.5 hours to get down. About halfway up along the trail you start seeing this amazing view of Vermont. We were a bit ill prepared with too little food and water but the hike and day was beautiful.