Powder, Technical Terrain and Moose.....the full New Hampshire experience. This lesser known neighbor of the infamous Tuckerman Ravine delivers awe-inspiring views, and a combination of steep bowl riding followed by a technical 3 mile ride out on this classic New England ski trail.
MSR crafted industrial use bear claws so human feet can handle ice, powder and anything in between. Their rugged construction meets flawless performance resulting in a 9.25 / 10 on the gear closet breakdown.
The final push was a snow covered 100m, 45-degree climb, revealing fantastic 360-degree via snow free granite slab. The 80MPH gusts only added to the ruggedness of the scenery. This combination of frigid wind, blue skies, and endless views clears the mind of unimportant day to day minutia. The raw wilderness binds you to the present!
Lunchtime has two purposes. One, fill the body furnace we call a gullet and two get outside to fill the mind with thoughts of wilderness and exploration. With a break in the recent onslaught of snow and an upcoming winter ascent on Mt. Chocorua, snowshoeing occupied the mind.