Last Saturday, my wife and I climbed Mount Tecumseh near Campton, N.H. This hike was highlighted by an encounter with "wildlife" (as you will see). Mt. Tecumseh is 4000 footer number two on my list of 48. I'm not doing them in any particular order yet, but I think I may go back to the Waterville Valley area on my next trip.
Mt. Tecumseh stands at 4003' and is the shortest of the 4000 footers. But I don't think short means easy in this case. It kind of kicked our butts and I'm proud of my wife for climbing her first 4,000 footer.
This hike can be broken up into thirds. The first third of the trail crosses the Tecumseh Brook a couple of times and then up to an opening at a scenic view from a Waterville Valley ski slope.
The first brook crossing
and the second brook crossing
Here's a short video of the trail crossing the brook. The water was nice and cold and felt great to splash on your face on warm day.The second third of the trail is straight and steadily steep. I don't think I've ever been on a straighter trail.
The last third of the trail starts where the trail turns to the right and you can see a bit of the horizon.
We went left at the summit sign and we're glad we did (as you will see).