Mt Major for Dad's birthday

    Hiking is another one of those activities I don't get to do as much as i would like. Having an interesting place to hike, and the time, are some of the limiting factors. There is a nice hike up here in Alton Bay country, to the top of Mt Major. Just driving by the parking lot most times I'm up here, I see the cars overflowing onto the road. The view from the top is wonderful, particularly on clear days when you can see well beyond Lake Winnipesakie.

    It turns out that my Dad's birthday is this weekend, and he has always enjoyed hiking Mt. Major, although he turns 79 this year, and he hasn't climbed Mt Major in many years. I decided that the kids might like to try the hike, so if Dad was up to it, we would give it a go. Just after breakfast I packed a few things and we were off. My oldest was a trooper and enjoyed the hike with no complaints. My youngest claimed tiredness early on, but I was able to eventually convince him to carry on. And my Dad chugged along, despite poor vision and tricky terrain. He's a tad sore, and has decided he won't try it again, but he did get to hike it with his grand children. Next time I think I'll leave my youngest home, at least until he is a bit older and more interested in the enjoyment of the hike. :-)

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