Sunday, May 1, 2016


On this gorgeous spring day my good friend Dave Stinson and I I undertook a spring trail maintenance trip on the west half of UNH Trail. Recent snow added a bit of difficulty.

A recent hiker (called a "bear-booter" by one wag) broke trail up above the loop junction.

There was a covering of 2-3" of wet snow on this north-facing trail. This made for slippery footing on the descent.

Mounts Paugus and Chocorua from Allen's Ledge.

View across the Albany Intervale.

Cleaning waterbars with a couple of inches of wet snow = extra fun.

Mount Washington beyond Mount Tremont, from the final approach to the summit of Hedgehog.

The broad Oliverian Brook valley sprawls to the south from the summit.

Nice westerly view from this near-summit ledge.

The Sleepers and the Tripyramids.

The mighty Mount Passaconaway. Nowhere does it look more imposing than from the Hedgehog ledges.

A blowdown Dave took out last week, requiring multiple cuts. That's some dedication at age 75. Thanks, Dave!

A waterbar we call "the double," mostly melted out by the end of the day.

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