I arrived today at the Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast after a lovely stay at the Briar Lea Inn in Bethel, Maine. I was greeted by Mary Ann and her dog Lulu – Lulu and I posed for a photo together. Shelburne is my first stop in New Hampshire and I’m very excited to be here. I’ve heard about Shelburne’s beauty with the Mahoosic Range of the White Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. The trail crosses Route 2 about ¾ of a mile to the East of the Mt. Washington B & B. I’m hoping to be able to hike part of that section, known as the Rattle River Trail. I’ve read in the guidebooks that it is a fairly easy trail for about 2 miles in and Mary Ann promised we could go for at least a short hike on it. I posed for a few photos after taking a nap this afternoon – my favorite is in the field with Mt. Madison and Adams in the background.