Yesterday, years ago (2017), Brian and I hiked up to the Belknap summit in a cloud bank with high winds and no views – even from the tower.
Today was a better story, much better views and foliage was reasonable but not at peak yet. The view from an outlook that we completely missed 3 years ago and didn’t even see offered a good view of the lakes.
The view from the summit fire tower was spectacular with minimal haze, although the wind chill was a bit rough.
I captured a communications technician up high on the microwave tower; definitely not something I would even consider attempting to climb. He was harnessed in and safe but looked uncomfortable in the high winds.