Labor Day Weekend Hiking

I like to spend my Labor Day weekends in New Hampshire hiking. Usually this means a trip up Mount Washington, but this year I decided that as much as I love Mt. Washington, I really don’t want a parking lot at the top of the Mountain when I finish.

If the weather is good and all goes well, today I’ll be finishing up some new and different hikes in New Hampshire to tell you about later in this blog.

The past couple years my brother, Will, has joined me up Mt. Washington. He’s off to college this year and can’t come, but I’ll be thinking about him during the hike.

I find hiking not only to be a good workout, but to be a fun excursion into nature. In New Hampshire you can see fabulous views (when the weather is clear). The air is cool and clean. In some stretches you can find yourself (and your fellow hikers) all alone in the wilderness. There is so much space this can even happen on Labor Day weekend. I look forward to it every year. It’s good for my body (except maybe my knees) and good for my spirit.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Deborah September 7, 2009 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I look forward to reading/hearing about your trek – maybe see some pictures :)?

  2. Deborah September 7, 2009 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Also, that’s a really great picture of you and Will.

  3. Matt Atwater September 16, 2009 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    The White Mountains are really majestic. Mt Washington will get your blood pumping too. Kinda stinks to have to share the summit with all those “drivers” though.

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