The Franconia Ridge Trail is one my favorite hikes. The hike up to the ridge on the Falling Waters Trail passes many waterfalls. The ridge is above tree line for a almost two miles. There are rare alpine plants along the side of the ridge trail. The Greenleaf Hut was a welcomed destination for me. I arrived just in time for dinner after an eight hour hike. The next day I hiked down the Old Bridle Path. I was hiking very slowly and walked down for four hours. This was a soul journey for me, and I felt nurtured and inspired by the trails and the hills for these two days. And I am grateful that I can still do this amazing hike in my 73rd year.