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  1. ....................... 5/1?

    ....................... 5/1?
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    FWIW (and this is nothing but unsubstantiated...

    FWIW (and this is nothing but unsubstantiated speculation), Dan M, Jason B and myself were doing a presi traverse on January 17th on a particularly brisk day. MW weather archives list the low as -25...
  3. 4/25 would be nice, spring season has finally...

    4/25 would be nice, spring season has finally made it to the ravines.
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    Nice job on the 67!

    Nice job on the 67!
  5. Jackson, Pierce, Eisenhower, Monroe, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison 1.17.15

    1.17.15
    With the rather brisk forecast for the morning and all signs pointing to the afternoon being warmer and calmer a few of us did a south to north traverse. Microspikes were worn by 2 of the 3...
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    Hale, Zealand, Bonds 1.11.15

    1.11.15

    Did a north to south traverse. We wore microspikes from the car at the end of Little River Rd (fresh tracks continued beyond FWT). FWT a bit choppy from being broken out by Barebooters but...
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    Carrigain 1.10.15

    1.10.15

    Sawyer rd well packed by snowmobiles, barebootable. The trail is pretty choppy down low with somewhat packed powder. Pick your poison for traction. The trail is only broken out via the...
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    Sorry that I took your point the wrong way. Your...

    Sorry that I took your point the wrong way. Your post just hit a nerve that I'm probably just a bit sensitive about. Thanks for the praise though, I'm positive there's many hikers out there that...
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    While I'm sure the personal frequency of breaking...

    While I'm sure the personal frequency of breaking out trails was higher years ago due to a lower winter hiking population let me just say that some of us 'younger' folks can and do hold their own...
  10. An efficient 2 day 'snag'. Congrats, looks like a...

    An efficient 2 day 'snag'. Congrats, looks like a fun trip!
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    I've been up there in pretty mild conditions but...

    I've been up there in pretty mild conditions but in an unexpected whiteout nonetheless and a member of our group took the wrong turn but thankfully recognized the terrain was off based on her...
  12. Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, Moriah; Tecumseh 1.1.15

    1.1.15
    Carters to Moriah via 19MB/ Carter Dome Trail/Stony Brook variation

    Barebooting or microspikes for 19 MB, some patches of bare ground and ice along the way (I wore spikes car to car and...
  13. Waumbek; Wildcat a and d via ski slopes 12.31.14

    12.31.14
    Waumbek
    4wd vehicles can still make it to the trailhead though it's icy. I parked in the lot on rt 2. Snowshoes were left in the car today, microspikes were all that's needed. Lots of...
  14. Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson 12.30.14

    12.30.14
    Presi traverse via valley way, star lake, gulfside et al.

    Valley way was great with microspikes, very firm and a lot of the water holes were nearly frozen solid. I wore micros up Madison...
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    Isolation 12.29.14

    12.29.14 via rocky branch/engine hill bw

    Snow is frozen rock solid now. I'd hold off on microspikes til you get up to the ski trail split due to some rocky and muddy bare ground. There's a nice...
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    Owl's Head, Osceolas 12.28.14

    12.28.14
    Owls head via black pond and Brutus bushwacks
    Lincoln woods had mashed potatoe snow and some bare ground, most of the bare spots were before osseo. Black pond was in nice shape, ...
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    help with a car spot for a presi?

    I'm hoping to do a traverse one day this week and was wondering if anyone would be around to help with a ride to Appalachia in the morning. No date yet but hoping for Monday Tuesday or Wednesday. ...
  18. north tripyramid, middle tripyramid, whiteface, passaconaway 12.27.14

    12.27.14
    Pine bend/oliverian routes

    Snowshoes were needed right from the start on pine bend due to soft snow. Lots of blowdowns beginning 1/2 way up north peak. Somewhat fewer blowdowns between...
  19. north kinsman, south kinsman, cannon, hancocks 12.26.14

    12.26.14
    Kinsmans and canon via fish n jimmy, hi cannon et al
    We found it was barebootable hard frozen snow to the lake. We crossed the lake though I suspect officially it's not recommended. ...
  20. Congrats guys! When you guys go on a tear you do...

    Congrats guys! When you guys go on a tear you do it like very few others can. Hopefully with Jason being done this doesn't lead to fewer beers being left on my car at trailheads ;)
  21. Moosilauke via Gorge Brook; Tecumseh 12-21-14

    12-21-14

    Moosilauke via Gorge Brook
    -As others mentioned earlier in the week there's a nice atv track for the road walk to the ravine lodge. A great footbed exists all the way until treeline...
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    Hale, Zealand, Twins 12.14.14

    12.14.14

    I opted to skip a presi for something a little easier given the weather. Turns out it was probably about as challenging given the conditions I encountered. Sorry if this post is a bit...
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    Carrigain 12.13.14

    12.13.14

    Parking at the winter lot was fine. Sawyer river rd was barebootable. Variable conditions on the hike itself. Super firm snow down low - microspikes would have been fine but I wore...
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    Liberty and Flume via LS 12.7.14

    12.7.14, Liberty Springs to Franconia Ridge

    The trail was broken out by a mix of bareboots and snowshoes. It's pretty boney down low but once LS begins to climb a bit the trail is pretty nicely...
  25. Owl's Head via Black Pond bw and OH slide 11.29.14

    11.29.14

    This post might not be all that relevant given the recent warmup but on Saturday night I ventured up to finally tackle Owl's Head at night. Lincoln Woods was packed out pretty well. ...
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