Teammate Kevin Tilton proposed a run up the Auto Road for this weekend, which isn't all that unsual as he runs up the road quite a bit. The unusual part would be that the run would be timed to reach the summit at sunrise. I was "all in" for this run as soon as I got the invite.
I headed up on Thursday right after work and met Kevin at the trailhead for the Kearsarge North trail. I've always wanted to run up this mountain, it has a lookout tower on top and I love visiting towers. We hit the trail a little after 5:30.