25 of 52 Hike Challenge

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For my twenty fifth hike I hiked Beech Mountain 839 feet.  I went to the south end of Long Pond and started on the Beech mountain trail.  It was a good climb.

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The view was fabulous.  It challenged me to get to the top.  There were a few people at the top so I did not remain long on the top.  This was an area that I think a friend likes to site and do her devotions in the summer.  I can’t wait to show her the photo.

Got a neat shot under the fire tower!

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The moss along the trail named south ridge was really neat.   So many small pine trees and different types of moss.

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I really like the red capped soldier moss.  There were many bunches along the path.

On top of the rock on the path was some more varieties.

 

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So it took me about an hour and ten minutes to get to the top.  I had to stop frequently to catch my breath and rested a few minutes.  Was happy to climb down the south ridge trail that joins into the valley trail.   Then when I got to the bottom of the valley trail I could not find where it continued so I walked along the park road back to the beech mountain trail.  I think I would hike it again but I will wait until I have forgotten how difficult the climb was up the mountain.  It took me from 3 PM to 5:30 PM to hike the mountain and return to my car.

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