on the way
In the Fog
Strong winds, rain, and hail made for a challenging hike and scary yet exhilarating day in the mountains!
Part of a north-to-south presi traverse dayhike, Madison to Webster. Great conditions until just before the Mizpah hut, at which point there was some lightning and hail.
Beautiful day in the white mountains, some mixed clouds and a few showers, but no wind. View from summit was nice, but the last half mile of the climb was the best part.
Started raining at the top of the ravine, but there was no lightning so we went for it. Got turned around by hail once, but it calmed a bit and I went back up. Huge winds on the descent. Wild day in the mountains.
Enjoyed a fun scramble to the top- which I had all to myself.
Tried and failed to do a winter Presi
This was much easier than my first climb here. The weather was forty one degrees with wind chill in the twenties and cold fog. No fiendish black flies in evidence like last July and no sun pounding on my back. Just roaring wind, near zero visibility, and a hard two and half hours up Airline to the summit. On the way back down I skipped over to the hut where they were shutting down for the winter. Met a younger couple at the ravine edge that were turning back; I wish I had taken you up there because you were well equipped for it. Hope you made it back for another try!
Last day of winter, lots of sunshine and record breaking temps. Up Airline, down Valley Way. I definitely didn't need those crampons I lugged around all day!
Spend the night at Gray Knob... can't wait to do it again this winter.
The point where I knew that it was going to be a very long day.. but an awesome one at that.
King Ravine/Great Gully with Subway variation. So cool! Peaceful, undeveloped summit is the antithesis of Adams' larger neighbor.
my first white mountains trip
summited at night with a dusting of snow
climbed via valley way
Climbed up various routes in all seasons. Favorite Summer ascent is up King Ravine, and in the Winter, Lowes Path.
A beautiful clear day where I had the privilege of experiencing the last of that year's winter.
by way of Madison, with a side of romance to Adams
ascent via Airline; descent via King's ravine
Some clouds on the summit but otherwise a beautiful day with only one or two other people, despite the President's Day weekend.