Our annual NEMO fall backpacking trip was earlier this week. We took the Kinsman Ridge Trail to the Eliza Brook Shelter, and camped overnight. The next day we hit South Kinsman, traversed over to North Kinsman and exited via Fishin’ Jimmy Trail to the Lafayette Campground. There was a little of everything on this trip: some good old fashioned New England hiking (lots of steep, lots of up), whisky, hot chocolate, late morning frost covered summits, fall colors, fly fishing, and a cold beer waiting for us at the end. The smiles are just that much bigger at the end, with those in our hand.