Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Cannon Mountain: November 2, 2007


That's Atticus sitting on top of Cannon Cliffs gazing over at Lafayette and Lincoln on Franconia Ridge. The slope leading up from the right is the top portion of the Three Agonies. Cannon Cliffs is the only reason we ascend Cannon Mountain on the steep and horribly eroded Kinsman Ridge Trail. It is one of my favorite places in these mountains. It sits atop of what used to be The Old Man of the Mountain. The lighting was strange today. Not a cloud in the sky but plenty of glare, as you will notice in the photos. Instead of descending the same trail Atti and I walked down the steep ski slopes, something we've only done in winter. It proved to be a good choice as it gave us different views over at the craggy mountains across the way. The slide show from this hike can be found here.

1 comment:

Dawn Middlestead said...

The Little Buddha, what an incredible picture of Atticus. He was taking it all in, gazing out at the beauty of Cannon Cliffs.