The steep climb and rocky terrain were not what I expected, but the extraordinary view at the top of House Mountain was worth the climb. The views going up and down the mountain are quite captivating, so don’t forget your camera! And every once in a while, stop and take in the sounds and sites of the trail as you hike up the mountain.
I will say this though, I don’t care how in shape you are, there will be a few times you will have to take a break, stretch and sit for a minute or two. Save your energy.
I would not recommend this for the faint of heart, however, if you are determined to hike this mountain, push through the difficult hills and once you reach the top, take a long, well-deserved break. Trust me.....you will have earned it.