Carolina and David are on a brisk climbing adventure  to NH. They left the West Palm Beach area, the 84 degree temps and had to shut down the air conditioning for this trip. The goal to seek out a different type of air conditioning – the type Mt Washington has to offer. Yesterdays weather on the mountain was actually quite pleasant, the Polar Vortex is long gone and we enjoyed above seasonable temperatures with light winds.

Trail conditions were another story – we were greeted with icy trails all the way to the parking lot, wash outs were common from the recent deluge and then above tree line the snow was deep – drifted into all the low spots on the route. Knee deep trail breaking was lots of fun (work) and a good challenge to keep us focused on the goal -Sea to Summit.

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Stop here or else!!!

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Dave and Carolina fresh, excited and ready for the climb.

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Lower mountain trails – like November conditions.

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Above treeline travel in the fog and deep snow.

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Shot blocks give the needed boost – time to recharge for the summit push.

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On the summit – congrats to all!!!

IMG_1213Excellent crampon conditions on a few of the slopes.

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Its was a long day for us – Carolina seeing the light at the end of the path.

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Beautiful evening glow as we reached Marshfield Station.

Thank you – Carolina and David for this awesome day on the mountain.

Art Mooney