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.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Our Slide Show From North & Middle Sugarloaf

Ahhh… It was a perfect, cloudless, breezy day here. It’s good to have said goodbye to the heat of earlier in the week. The original plan was for a longer hike but this and that got in the way and I put that hike off until tomorrow. Today, we made our first visit to North and Middle Sugarloaf in Twin Mountain and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

We had both peaks to ourselves. Perhaps it was because of our late start. But it wasn’t so late a start that we couldn’t spend as much time on top as we wanted to. It was absolutely beautiful.

We hit the North peak first and I was very impressed. Then we hit the Middle peak and I was even more impressed so we stayed even longer. The breeze was just enough to keep the bugs at bay and allowed us to enjoy our little dinner. Atticus had peanut butter crackers and then split the chunks of watermelon with me.

The song that goes with the slide show says it all. It’s Tim Myers singing “A Beautiful World.”

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