White Mountains

Undercast in Franconia Notch

Franconia Ridge w/ undercast

When we crested Kinsman Ridge, the first thing we saw was Franconia Ridge floating above a billowy cloud of undercast. Also called a cloud inversion, undercast occurs when a cold layer of air is trapped in a canyon or mountain pass and …

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2018 Tenkara Fly Fishing Diary

A keeper from the Ellis River

The trout fishing season is almost over in New Hampshire and this year been a watershed in my development as a fly fisherman. Despite the insufferable summer heat, the fishing was unexpectedly great, and I spent many a late afternoon or early …

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Undercast on Mt Madison in March

BK on the summit of Mt Madison

Imagine you’re standing on top of a mountain, looking down at a sea of clouds blanketing the valleys below. Called a cloud inversion or undercast, it’s a rare enough weather phenomenon¬†that you’re willing to blow off work to climb a mountain to …

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Climbing the Tripyramids in January

The Tripyramids

North and Middle Tripyramid are two 4000 footers located in the Waterville Valley, in the southern section of the White Mountains. They’re quite close together and usually climbed on the same day. South Tripyramid is another peak on the same ridge, but …

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