#6 Stinson: Excerpt

Steps to nowhere: Mysterious stairs at the summit of Stinson Mountain!

“Neat,” Janelle says. Then quickly adds, “but gross.”

We are watching an enormous Leopard slug ooze its way down the side of a rotting maple. The sight is particularly fascinating as the tree has apparently died from a lightning strike, the split branch still charred black and flaky.

She’s repulsed by the four-inch, slimy creature, but doesn’t want to leave.

We’re nearly a mile up the Stinson Mountain Trail. The day is warm but breezy. We’re both feeling strong. We have nowhere to be and plenty of time to get there.

So, I just shrug off my daypack, get out a snack, and together the girl and I settle back to watch a slug crawl across a tree.

And I think to myself, yeah, this really is the life.

Stinson Mountain (7/18/12)

Height: 2,900 feet

Location: Rumney,  I-93 north to Exit 26,  Route 25 west, Stinson Lake Road to just south of Stinson Lake, trailhead parking

Our trailhead: Stinson Mountain Trail, up and back

Distance: 3.6 miles round trip

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4 thoughts on “#6 Stinson: Excerpt

  1. neil

    encounters with slugs, now she’s a real peakbagger!!!!

  2. SDR106

    Reminds me of the day we sat on the summit of Mt. Pierce and just watched the butterflies chase each other, good time.

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