Saturday, March 24, 2018


A beautiful morning for a hike up this fine little peak (on the NH 52 With a View list) and a check on blowdowns along my adopted section of the UNH Trail.

A new route was needed through this microburst caused by the late October storm.

The blowdown in the foreground was cleared last fall by axeman Chris Garby. Today I trimmed the stubs on the leaner in the back.

More Garby axe work.

A bit much for the Silky saw, this will wait til later in the spring. Easy enough to get around, or over.

Cleaned this one up for easier passage.

Emerging on the north-side summit ledges. There was a fine packed snowshoe track on the trail, ideal for 'shoeing with small MSR Denalis.

Early view to the west, looking at Mt. Tripyramid.

North to Mt. Tremont and Mt. Washington.

The Oliverian Brook valley from the summit.

Mt. Chocorua beyond the East Ledges.

The commanding presence of Mt. Passaconaway, with its eastern spurs on the left. It was fun to trace the middle part of the route I used to climb Passaconaway two days earlier.

What a mountain!

Nanamocomuck Peak and its 1938 slide, where I lounged for a while the other day.

The Sleepers, South Potash, and Tripyramid.


Scaur Peak, Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, north spur of the Fool Killer, Mt. Kancamagus, and Potash Mountain.

North view.

The Hancock Range, with Mt. Bond, Mt. Guyot,and South Twin in back on the right. The Captain under Guyot. The two south-facing glacial cirques on the east ridge of Hancock are well-displayed.

A fine stand of hardwoods runs up to the unusually high elevation of 3200 ft. on this ridge below South Tripyramid (on the left). I passed through this stand three years ago on a late May bushwhack up Tripyramid from the Sabbaday Brook valley.

How those hardwoods looked in spring, which will get here eventually.

Mt. Carrigain, Vose Spur, Green's Cliff, Mt. Lowell and Mt. Anderson, with Church Pond below.

The four wild peaks of the Nancy Range, with Mt. Field peeking over in back.

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