Halfway through our brutal two night Semi Pemi Loop, D. Mak and I decided we needed a much deserved break from backpacking and do a day hike and car camp for a change. We headed up Friday 9/17/12 with no reservations and few options, grabbed a site at good old Campton Campground, a place we were familiar with from last years Franconia Ridge trip. After setting up camp, we headed back toward town and grabbed a bite and a few beers at Woodpecker’s Pub while we waited out a rain storm and for Pete Boy and Gus Longtrail to get in town. Shooting pool and listening to a blues band while crushing $2 Tuckerman Pale Ales definitely beats the rain!
The next day ended up being much nicer than forecasted and we headed up to the Kanc and Hancock trailhead and started the trudge. This was quite an enjoyable hike with nice stream crossings bursting with different kinds of birds; a Cedar Waxwing flew right over our heads.