RETURN TO MIDDLE ACTEON PEAK: 3/8/16
Welch and Dickey Mountains through the trees.
I climbed through this stellar open hardwood glade at around 2200 ft. Worthy of the Catskills.
The route led through open spruces on part of the upper ridge. The snow cover was wafer-thin in here.
A neat layered ledge, again reminiscent of the Catskills.
At 2400 ft. was another fine hardwood glade, with a filtered view of North Tripyramid and Jennings Peak.
Spruce blowdown in the summit area. Within a few days there may be no snow at all up here at 2480 ft.
The destination ledge - sun-warmed and bone dry! The Black Mountain ridge looms across the Smarts Brook valley.
The Campton Range stretches out beyond the lower Smarts Brook valley.
The lower Black Mountain, Sandwich Notch and the Squam Range.
Earlier this winter I ascended the foreground ridge en route to Sachem Peak.
Sprawling Sandwich ridges.
Jennings Peak and Sachem Peak.
Melting snowshoe tracks show the way down. Miocrospikes were the choice for the descent in the now-slippery snow.
Late afternoon light, time to get back for Town Meeting!