Solo ascent of Monadnock on a cold day. Saw a wide range of people. Almost immediately after starting I met two solos and a pair all coming down at 0845. They had started out early. Two of them were hoofing it.Then I saw another old geezer (like me), a retired dairy farmer who lives nearby and comes almost daily to the hill. Later another runner passed me up and then down as he scampered over the spots I thought were tricky. Then more groups coming up near the time I was almost finished. Wide range of gear too, from nothing to full set of gear. Full report. Temperature started near 0 deg F. Breezy on top; warmed up a bit.
Summary: ~5 miles, 3.75 hours, 2200′ elevation gain.
–Fred (aka tarpman)