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Pack Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock, April 2012

Two more peaks for the baby list. Cold and very windy: fine weather for hiking fast below treeline.
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I took the Raymond Path up Pack Monadnock.

A fern, maybe cinnamon fern.

Viburnum lantanoides


Pink Lady's Slipper buds


I think it's Sessile Bellwort,
Uvularia sessilifolia

Pink Lady's Slipper

Pink Lady's Slipper

Pink Lady's Slipper

Pink Lady's Slipper,
Cypripedium acaule

Pink Lady's Slipper

A steep section of trail near the top

View to Mt Monadnock

Picnic area just north of the summit.

View to Mt Monadnock from the summit.

Another view of Mt Monadnock.

Summit area, from the fire tower.

Mt Monadnock from the fire tower.

Fire tower on Pack Monadnock.

Viburnum lantanoides

Viburnum lantanoides

Another fern.

Summit of North Pack Monadnock.

Blueberry, Vaccinium sp.

Pack Monadnock from North Pack.

wild apple?
Prunus sp.

View from the North Pack cliff.

Cliffs from below.

Another species of fern.

Tooth marks on a beech tree

More tooth marks

I think a porcupine did this

One more photo of tooth marks

Evening view of Mt Monadnock from Pack Monadnock