Guidos Ski Trail 12/30/16

We received about 8″ of wet and heavy snow last night, and a lot of the snow stuck to the trees.  The woods seemed to have less snow in them on the mountain than I had in my backyard.  But I decided to make some turns anyway.  The skin up was nice but the ski down was pretty brutal.  I picked my way through the trees and thicket and introduced my skis edges and bases to many rocks.
I wore the Gopro and shot a little video.  Thanks for watching.

 

Monadnock 12/23/16

Friday 12/23 I hiked Mt Monadnock for my 83rd time.  The weather was perfect. The skies were blue and the temperature was mild enough that you could get away with wearing  only a light coat.  I went up the White Arrow Trail.  My microspikes were necessary after the halfway house.  The trail between the Halfway House Site and the tree line was mostly water ice, and from tree line to the summit was mostly rock and ice.  About ¾ of the way up the mountain I ran into an old friend that I hadn’t seen in a while.  Random meetups are always fun, and it was nice to see Molly.
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Monadnock Summit #83