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Happy Birthday Hike: Mount Monadnock

Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire offers a spectacular day hike adventure.  My 12-year old chose this adventure for his birthday celebration.  We packed a lunch, water, warm sweatshirts and chocolate bars for the climb. Wearing sturdy shoes and "no sweat" shirts and comfortable pants, we meandered up the rocky path.  The first half of the two-hour hike finds you on thick forest paths.  Later you'll break through the tree line onto massive boulders and spectacular views.  On a clear day you can see the Boston sky line.  We traditionally celebrate the hike's end with an ice cream at Kimball's, a well-known local ice cream and lunch spot. Let me know if you have any questions about this terrific family outdoor adventure, and please share your pictures and comments should you partake in this New England tradition.


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