by firstname.lastname@example.org » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:39 am
by nartreb » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:50 pm
by email@example.com » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:27 pm
by vasocreta » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:15 pm
by firstname.lastname@example.org » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:07 pm
by nartreb » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:17 pm
by nartreb » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:31 pm
by email@example.com » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:18 pm
nartreb wrote:Yeah, Glen Boulder is a good choice for you. You get views within two miles, and as you keep going you get the whole open ridge of Boott Spur to explore. One of the best parts of Mt Washington, and usually not as crowded.
You might also consider crawford path -that's about three miles to treeline, but it's a smooth and gentle three miles and the ridge from there on up is lovely. Edmand's path is a similar option, a little bit quicker to treeline.
by nartreb » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:18 pm
by firstname.lastname@example.org » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:16 pm
nartreb wrote:Webster-jackson is almost entirely below treeline. You do get a bunch of views from along the edge of Webster cliff, and you can see over the krummholz on the top of Mt Jackson. Plus there's an interesting alpine bog up there, but it's probably not what you're going for.
Weekdays in spring should not be crowded.
Best defense against black flies is to get above treeline. It's usually breezy up there, and that keeps them from pestering you. Exact timing is unpredictable - depends on snow melt.
Given a choice, I'd take mosquitoes over black flies every time. Less active during the day, less painful, and more sensitive to bug spray.
I got a bunch of clip-on fake dragonflies for my backpack, they seem to scare the horseflies, have yet to test them on black flies.
by nartreb » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:26 pm
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