84th Mount Monadnock Hike 1/16/2017


Tim had spent the past year in Spain so my 84th summit of Mt Monadnock was my 1st time hiking with Tim in over a year.  Conditions were beautiful for a hike up the White Arrow Trail.  It was sunny and calm below treeline and windy and cold up top with clear views.  Traction was pretty essential for any area that wasn’t exposed to wind and sun, the section of trail between the halfway house and treeline was pretty much all ice in the tread way.  But once above tree line bare boots on rock worked just fine.

Guidos Ski Trail 1/2/17

Sunday morning we woke up to an inch of crusty ice on everything at home.  I assumed that the hill got ice too,  but when I took my dog out for a walk I was surprised.  Up on the mountain less than a mile away from my house boot top powder covered everything.  It was an unexpected treat. I have mostly been skiing lately and this was actually my first time on a snowboard since going down Left Gully last spring, so my first too turns were a little tentative but then I got my legs back.