On a day projected to hit 40 degrees in the valleys, higher elevation and a trail out of the sun promised the best snow conditions. That proved to be the case on the Kinsman Ridge Trail to Cannon Mountain, a relatively short but relentless climb.
Those are mountain miles.
There's no better place to survey the slide-scarred ravines on Franconia Ridge, such as the south branch of Walker Brook under Mt. Lincoln.
Dry Brook ravine between Lincoln and Little Haystack.