A well-packed trail with good views seemed like a good idea with temperatures soaring into the high 50s. This is winter?
Brilliant sun in the hardwoods.
n the late morning the snow was still firm enough for some wandering through the woods.
Prodigious yellow birch.
Ski trail vista.
The endless mile from the ski trail vista to the ridge. Despite the springlike temps, the snowshoe track remained solid throughout the day.
This fellow skinned up to the summit and descended via Sosman Trail and the Waterville ski trails.
Mt. Moosilauke beyond the talus slopes on the Bald Mountain ridge.
At the summit it was a pleasant surprise to have a long visit with Peter Crane of the Mount Washington Observatory, a noted historian, trail steward and tramper. He's closing in on his goal of "48 over 65."
Good neighbors to Tecumseh: the West, Middle and main summits of Mt. Osceola.
South Hancock, Presys and Mt. Carrigain between Mt. Osceola and East Peak.
I enjoyed studying the route I took up the North Slide of Tripyramid a few days earlier.
Waterville Valley, "The Town at the End of the Road."
View from the less-known south outlook on Tecumseh.
Window view of Sandwich Dome from Mt. Tecumseh Trail as it circles under the summit cone.
Heading south along the level ridge on the Sosman Trail.
Looking back at Tecumseh's cone.
Scar Ridge, Franconias, Owl's Head and Garfield from the west outlook on Sosman Trail.
Kinsmans, Cannon Balls and Cannon over Tecumseh's broad West Peak.
Nearly buried bench at the east outlook on Sosman Trail.
A saucer hovers over the Carter Range.
Peering into Avalanche Ravine between Scaur Peak and North Tripyramid. The two outlooks on Sosman Trail are well worth the 0.4 mile round trip from the lower Mt. Tecumseh Trail/Sosman Trail junction.
A 100-foot cell tower stands at the south end of the Sosman Trail.
View from the top of the ski slopes - the seventh viewpoint of the day.