From the Ski Area Parking Lot you will climb 2,200ft in about 2.5 miles to the summit. Overall this is a moderate to easy hike and at 4003ft it will check off one of your NH 48 peaks over 4k. Not sure if I would go back to repeat this during the summer, but it's a great winter peak and deserves a summit visit.
My wife and I made a last minute trip up to the Whites to celebrate our 6 year anniversary. We stuffed the Outback full of gear and headed North on 93 wanting to take advantage of the Summer brookie fishing on the Swift River. If the fishing wasn't so hot, we were going to tick off some routes …
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.
The early ride north was worth the effort, with the roads completely clear the drive from Boston took less than 1hr 45min. First tracks were fantastic and Sunapee had left many runs un-groomed which made for great late season trail and glade powder runs. Skiing this good in April (so close to Boston) was a welcome surprise, the only requirement was to a 6 AM start to get first tracks. Hey Sunapee, Spring Called...She's Gonna Be Late!
The struggle is real...how spring powder chasing is negativity impacting blog postings while the GoPro footage market is booming
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!
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