Ascent of Mount Eisenhower on 1999-06-24

Climber: Sandra Roginski

Date:Thursday, June 24, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Eisenhower
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4760 ft / 1450 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 2 of the Lakes of the Clouds hut stay - with Dad and Sue Ann, and now joined by Shawna and her nursing/doctor friends. We moved along from Monroe to Eisenhowere without incident, and we were enjoying this ridge hike tremendously. It was our first time, and the feeling of elation hiking along makes you feel like you are in the sound of music movie. As mentioned on the Monroe hike, we moved ahead of Shawnas big group, and Shawna and one other friend joined us as we started to make our way over to Pierce. It was a wonderful hike, and we have THE best picture of dad somewhere at Eisenhower standing in front of the huge summit Cairn and the group looking like he is King of the Mountain, and you know what, He was, and Is! He loves the mountains, and his personality is so infectious. He tells stories that makes everyone laugh and draws people in, and makes them all feel like THEY are king of the mountain, but truly, he IS Kind of the Mountain!
Onward, to Pierce, and that's when the day took a turn for the worse....
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