The ski conditions are pretty nice in the NH area right now. This past storm blanketed the area with over a foot of light and dry powder and ski tourers are out and about on the mountain trails. Paul and I enjoyed a full day over at Mt Cardigan yesterday. We skied the Alexandria Trail and the Dukes Trail both from the top. The Alexandria was bumped out like a ski area but the Dukes had a nice carpet of snow that made turns a bit easier and smoother.

During our tour we met up with friends Missy and Jay and toured with them on the Dukes. Jay is a Cardigan regular and he took us into one of his secret stashes for a bit of untracked snow.

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Paul getting into his stride skinning up the hill.

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Breaking out into the alpine area on the Dukes Trail.IMG_1539

Paul topping out on our second run.

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The upper Dukes area – great place for a transition, food and drinks, to ready us for the long downhill run through the forest.

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Paul in the secret powder stash.

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Thanks to Paul – great fun ski touring with you.

Art Mooney