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Waterville Valley, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Mt. Tecumseh trail
Route: The Pasture, Lower Periphery, The Boneyard, Mt. Tecumseh Trail, Sosman Trail, (summit), Sosman Trail, Mt. Tecumseh Trail, The Boneyard, Lower Periphery, The Pasture
White I was hoping to get to the trailhead relatively early and perhaps see some sunset colors near the summit, neither scenarios worked out, as the roads were less than optimal due to snow squalls (which were also blocking sunlight).
A few inches of new powder had fallen on top of a rock hard base - snowshoes seemed to be ideal for traction. A bit tired, I was dragging for much of the ascent. Reaching the ridge, visibility dropped dramatically with wind gusts. Reaching the summit, I quickly turned around and and worked my way off the ridge as soon as possible - during wind gusts, visibility was maybe 5 feet at best. With the limited light and no visible snowshoe trough (due to melting), navigating by memory in a few places.
Conditions improved as I dropped, however the snow was still coming down at a good pace by the time I returned to the parking lot.
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||Thursday, January 28, 2010|
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The bottom of the Pasture ski trail
Looking into the clouds from the Mt. Tecumseh summit
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