White Mountains

Climbing Mt Pierce In Winter

Mt Pierce in Winter

Mts Jefferson, Eisenhower, Washington from Mt Pierce After my Avalanche Class last weekend, I stayed in the White Mountains for an extra day to get a little more exercise and bag Mt Pierce (4,320 ft), another 4,000 footer that I've climbed before, …

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Indian Head – Mt Pemigewasset

If you’re peakbagging the New Hampshire 52 with a View, don’t leave Mt Pemigewasset for last.  It’s not an inspiring peak to climb, even in the snow. The views of Franconia Notch are obscured and you have to cross under Interstate 93 …

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Mt Willard in Crawford Notch

Crawford Notch in Winter, seen from Mt Willard

I was back in the White Mountains hiked Mt Willard in Crawford Notch. Crawford has snow and I actually got to break trail in snowshoes on my ascent up Willard. Breaking trail is hard work, but I like the feeling of solitude. …

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Hedgehog Mountain

Mt Hedgehog

Don’t underestimate Mt Hedgehog (2,532 ft). Despite being the lowest elevation peak on the New Hampshire 52 with a View peakbagging list, this mountain has great views, lots of open ledge, and some steep climbing. Mt Hedgehog is uniquely situated next to …

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Sandwich Dome, Jennings Peak

Philip at Noon Peak Viewpoint (2,976 ft), Sandwich Range Wilderness I've had my sights on climbing Sandwich Dome (also called Sandwich Mountain) for over a year, but been thwarted from hiking it at least twice due to poor weather conditions. This past …

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South Peak, Mt Moosilauke

My winter hiking partner and I drove back up to Mt Moosilauke this weekend for a go at the South Peak (4,523 ft), which is also on the Trailwright’s 72 peakbagging list. The weather was a lot more winter-like on this hike …

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Lenticular Clouds

Stacked pancaked clouds like this, called Lenticular Clouds, are often the harbinger of heavy rain

Every time I go hiking in the close vicinity of Mt Washington, I’m on the look out for lenticular clouds like these near Mt Isolation, near Mt Washington, This set looks like stacked pancakes. They are shown here hovering on the northern side of Mt …

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