Thanks, Mike. That's about what the visibility was as I arrived at the summit (even took a photo).Well done, and now you probably are a bit closer to having those skills to avoid it next time.
I know several times I've been above tree line on peaks with 100 or 150 feet of visibility but it always stays that way. You've seen it change to near zero.
Did you have a shovel for the snow cave or did you use a snowshoe?
Thank you so much.Glad you are doing OK....I pulled into the parking lot (Gold car SAR/EMT stickers) and you where already sitting in the F&G truck. Good Job keeping yourself safe....Just wondering where exactly you held up? We looked for the snow cave but missed it when we went up. easy to miss it, actually pretty foggy and windy at times today.
I had a fully charged cell phone, three Verizon bars and no service, typical of the Whites. I'm not sure what happened with the GPS but I will find out (in non-threatening conditions!). I've gotten the impression that this GPS (eTrex Legend) needs to be still for a while to pick up a signal. Its antenna is definitely less sensitive than the 76CSx and 605 (bike GPS) that I have. And I'm awaiting a cable to be able to upload the topo maps.Thanks for sharing the lessons of your experience, Rick, and glad all turned out well. I read in the article about the woman who broke the snowshoe on Moosilauke last week and used the SPOT to activate her rescue that cell coverage is spotty at best on Moosilauke as well. Any idea why the GPS lost the signal, i.e., fault of the unit or position of the mountain, etc?