- Sep 4, 2003
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- Thornton, NH
show me a snowshoe track up shoestring or landslide gullies on mt. webster and i'll show you someone who doesn't know how to climb.
That at least explains why the beginning of the Webster Cliff Trail to the cutoff with the Saco River Trail is so postholed. After the cutoff there was only one set of posthole tracks made by a female, who I assumed, was an ice climber because the tracks were coming down, and there were no corresponding tracks going up. I simply put on my snowshoes and made a new track. About a half mile later her tracks took a sharp left off the trail and headed straight up the mountain, or down the mountain, as the case may be. It wasn’t until later when I encountered two huge trees blocking the trail that I understood why she left the trail. From the looks of her tracks, her trip down wasn’t very pleasant. Note to ice climbers, if you do hike down the trail, the blowdowns are several hundred yards past the new rock slide area. It will be awhile before the mess is cleared by the professional crew. They are too large for this lonely adopter to remove.