Continuing with the theme of entries from my old blog, here's a clip it from July 2009. I had just returned from a weekend with Bob to hike Mt. Washington. We landed in Fryeberg, ME, KIZG (an airport which recently participated in Women Of Aviation Week) and rented a car to drive to NH and camp. It's a great trip that I thought should be added to my list of places we've flown to.
July 14, 2009
Had a wonderful time on our trip this weekend. On the flight there I came to the realization that I hadn't flown a full pattern into an airport in like a year and so of course it wasn't perfect and the fact that the airport was surrounded by mountains didn't help! It was such a beautiful sight, though, and great practice. I even got better doing instrument conditions in Bob's plane, I usually get dizzy in IMC on the right seat so I was happy about that. We flew into Maine and drove a half hour to our camp in New Hampshire. We enjoyed meals made on the fire, 11 hours of hiking on a mountain (ouch!), a relaxing canoe trip and a nice dinner on the flight home with Bob's parents.
What brought these fun memories to my attention, is on Facebook I noticed a friend will be climbing Mt. Washington soon. There is a fundraiser to raise money to keep running their observatory at the top. You can find more information at www.seekthepeak.org. It sounds like a lot of fun so I've been thinking about doing it. If you are interested in other fly-to-hike opportunities, I highly recommend you check out my favorite spot, Grandfather Mountain.