The last time we hiked this section of trail (Franconia ridge) it was cold, windy, and foggy - we were thru-hiking the AT heading north. This time we decided to do it on a beautiful day, and the views were fantastic. We decided to take the ridge southbound this time in the hopes of meeting some thru-hikers along the way. We did meet some, and spent some time talking to Slacker and TAB (Take A Break). Apparently today was the best weather day that they have had on the trail so far.
This is a very common scene on our family hikes: @brienne way off at the front, probably waiting for us to catch-up. It has been that way since the early days of hiking. She sets a blistering pace and keeps us moving.