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Trip Report: Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway

Long. And did I mention two ascents? Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway, Wonalancet, NH. 2018-03-10. (Saturday) Via Blueberry Ledge, Rollins, and Dicey’s Mill trails, loop. 25 dF +/- and cloudy with snowfall. Wind at upper elevations was 2-5 knots. Trailhead: 0930; Whiteface summit: 1240; Passaconaway summit: 1540; back at car: 1900. Approximately 3.6 miles to Whiteface summit, 3.5 miles to Passaconaway summit, 4.6 miles back to car. Approximately 11.7 miles […]

Trip Report: Mt Osceola and East Osceola

Steep, quick, and fun — what’s not to like? Mt Osceola and East Osceola, Lincoln, NH. 2018-03-05. (Monday) Via Greeley Pond and Mt Osceola trails, out-and-back. 35 dF +/- and cloudy becoming partly cloudy. Trailhead: 0940; East Osceola summit: 1145; Osceola summit: 1240; back at car: 1520. I got to the mountain late, probably 90 minutes later than I’d have preferred. But it turned out that no-one was keeping score […]

Scaur Ridge Trail with deep blue sky and trees

Trip Report: North and Middle Tripyramid

Second try is the charm! Trip report: Mt Tripyramid, Waterville Valley, NH. North and Middle peaks. 2018-02-22. (Thursday) Via Livermore and Scaur Ridge trails. It was epic weather, with temps in the 30s early, rising to the upper 40s by lunch. No significant wind. Having learned my lesson last week (when the AMC guide says a trail is treacherous, they mean it) I retooled my plans to the Scaur Ridge […]

Trip Report: Mt Tripyramid Loop Attempt

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt (or: “Sometimes even the good guys sing the blues.”) Mt Tripyramid, Waterville Valley, NH. North, Middle, South peaks. 2018-02-22. (Thursday) Via Livermore and Mt Tripyramid trails, taking the North Slide on the way up and the South Slide on the way down. (Planned.) 32 dF +/- and cloudy. The forecast called for partly cloudy, but I never saw the sun once. Recent days […]

Trip Report: Mt Tecumseh

And so it begins… Mt Tecumseh, Thornton, NH. 2018-02-15 (Thursday.) Via the Tecumseh Trail. 4,003 ft. 38 dF at the summit, winds were very well mediated by dense tree cover. Moderate fog, with visibility ranging from approximately 1 mile down to 100 yards at times. Quite humid — it was a beautiful day to be outside, especially in February. The AMC White Mountain Guide says 2:20 to the summit. I […]