Climbed this in snow shoes after a few inches of snowfall. Trail was fine with minimum wind exposure until last 5 minutes / 100 feet.
Last one of the day on the way back from Mt Washington. Getting kinda warm by this time of day
First summit of the day on my way north to Monroe. A nice, quick detour from Crawford Path, with some brilliant views north and east.
First summit on my quest to hit them all
Presidential Traverse in a day. Amazing hike.
I missed this peak on my Presidential Traverse in 2012 so I came back for it. The plan was to get Jackson and Webster too but after postholing for hours I was inclined to come back for the other two in the summer. Another hiker I ran into on the way down said it took him two hours to go from the summit of Jackson to the Mitzpah hut. Hard work.
Pitched tent near Mizpah Hut and climbed Pierce and Eisenhower with Chris in relatively poor winter conditions.
Cool hike, stopped at Mizpah hut and enjoy the blueberry cake. Had to dash back to avoid a storm.
Presidential traverse with Ryan Draft and Jamie Gagnon. A peak boasting my wife's surname!
on the way
Did as part of a 1 day presi traverse. Wonderful weather and great views on all summits.
This was my first winter hike in the Whites. The plan was to camp atop Mt. Pierce and then hit Eisenhower, Monroe, and Mount Washington the following day.
My solo camping experience atop Mt. Pierce was amazing. But, that was to be the highlight of the trip.
My canister stove died in the sub-zero temps so I had little water. I lost my balaclava somewhere in my pack. This left my face freezing in the high, cold wind. Most of all though, I didn't have any snowshoes or crampons. I was post-holing up to my crotch every other step. At one point I slipped into a snow-drift so deep than I was literally up to my neck in it. It took several frigid minutes trying to dig myself out.
Needless to say, I simply wasn't prepared to make it over to Eisenhower and beyond. I intend to buy some snow-shoes and a liquid fuel stove before I try such a trip again.
Beautiful place though, despite the failure! I'll try and post to photos soon.
mostly within treeline
awesome hike, did it with a torn gut!
presi traverse. good hike. great snacks at the hut!
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.
Up Eisenhower and over Pierce day 1. Camped at Nauman, and headed to Jackson the next day... though a bear made us change course and head down Crawford!
Windy out of the trees, but clear skies and a gray jay for company on top. Went on to Eisenhower after.
Nice views up top... not nearly as cold as other 4,000 footers have been this winter!
great pics at the summit