|Mt. Wantastiquet as seen from Brattleboro (top of Green Street)|
|Supplies! I may have overpacked...|
I had no idea what to bring. I settled for a hat with brim, sunscreen, two waters, and a whey protein shake (with cooler & ice block to keep it chilled).
Let me review those choices in retrospect. Sunscreen: totally not necessary for a run in the woods. Bug spray would have been a better choice. Water: did not need two bottles. I decided not to carry a bottle, so when we got back down I just drank water that I left in the car. Cooler with chocolate shake: excellent idea. This also stayed in the car. Hat: Easier to keep on than sunglasses, and it covered my frizzy 7am hair.
|It wasn't so hard!|
|I was surprised that we reached the top so quickly! View of Brattleboro from the top.|
Down the hill took longer, and looked so completely different than up! It took more concentration to find good spots to step and not to fall on my face. It was another 45+ minutes to get down again.
Would I do this again? Sure! I wasn't sore afterward except for a little bit right inside my shins, probably whatever muscles are needed to keep my knees working on the downhill part.