On approach to the Eaglet and Franconia Crags we were treated to the thick air and humidity on the lush forested trail. Our friends Sandy and John were in for a real treat – first the sweat fest up the steep boulder strewn trail then a multi pitch climb on the exposed granite spire that loomed above us.

The thick air and steep approach is understood for most NH climbers. Our visitors were from Taos New Mexico – the Land of Enchantment  –  from the hot and dry south west with humidity in the 10% range. Yesterday was a very special day – one to showcase New Hampshire our hidden gem of a state. The day was to Access the Goods – a hike to start, a trad route next, Rumney sport pitches later, then the finale a lake side dinner table overlooking Winnipesaukee.

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John, Sandy and Terry packed up and ready for the tour to begin.

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The day was one of the finest in recent weeks.  A KAVU day – klear above visibility unlimited!

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Sandy learning about the chicken wing move and the heel and opposed knee combo to work her way up the chimney.

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Terry in style – moving over the boulder problem.

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Keeping in control – focusing on the guiding during this fun day with our Taos friends.

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John enjoying this fantastic climb and alpine area.

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Gang of Four – on top of the Eaglet Spire!!!

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Summit shot – with the NH Watcher in the background.

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Found this photo online of the Watcher above the Eaglet

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To round out our day – a warm night, the outside table, a fine dinner at Lago in Meredith.

Awesome time – thanks John and Sandy it was so good to see you!

Art & Terry