Friday, February 26, 2016

Cabot, February 21, 2016

Alex has the write-up for this hike, plus lots of photos, on her blog Alex in the White Mountains.

We hadn't been on Cabot in two years, and it had been four since we'd ascended using Bunnell Notch Trail.  The temperatures were warm, which made for soft snow.  There was no danger of postholing, however, except for one short section down by a water crossing.  Traction wasn't even needed; I started in Hillsounds but took them off a few tenths of a mile into the hike.

Soft enough for footprints, but not postholes.  

Love this view of the outhouse through the snowy landscape.

Summit shot (close enough)

Cheese on the 48!

Cabin bunks

Heading back out


Friday, February 19, 2016

Tom, Field, and Willey. February 15, 2016

This is my personal record keeping post documenting our recent (cold!) hike of Tom, Field, and Willey.

Alex has the full trip report, along with photos she took of this trek, on her blog -- Alex in the White Mountains.

Alex took photos using her nose during the beginning of this trek;
it was -13 degrees and she didn't want to take her hands from her gloves.  

We all decided to take a photo of Sage.  :)

Lookout near the summit of Tom

Field, our next goal

Cheese on the 48!

Summit of Tom

Lookout near Field

Cheese on the 48!  John brought this.  It was yummy!

Gray jay

Heading toward Willey

Summit cairn on Willey

Actual summit (tight squeeze)

Webster cliffs as seen from Willey's viewpoint

White Stilton on Willey -- thanks, John!

Starting down the steep ladder section

John Myers took this photo

John Myers took this photo too
We made quick time until we got to the ladders, then our pace came to a near-halt.  The ladders were tricky to descend, since they were covered with ice and snow.  Our total time for this hike was about 6 1/2 hours.

See you on the trails!