On a chilly day with fuzzy views I enjoyed excellent off-trail snowshoeing at Lincoln Woods, climbing up the western slope of the western peak of Mt. Hitchcock (aka West Hitchcock) to a small but prominent slide that offers interesting views. The slide is close to home - it is visible from the end of our driveway! There's a good view of it from the Kanc Highway bridge over the East Branch, as seen below, and it is also seen along the first part of the Lincoln Woods Trail.
I went a mile in along the Pemi East Side Trail, pausing to admire this view back to the slides on Scar Ridge.
Most of the whack up to the slide was through open hardwood forest, populated with plenty of beech saplings.
The snow was around 8"-10" deep and was fairly dense...
...making for fine snowshoeing.
On the return trip I descended along the lower part of the slide, which is now partly revegetated. The slide looks recent in a 1939 aerial photo, so it may have fallen in the November 1927 rainstorm, which triggered the nearby Cedar Brook Slide on Mt. Hancock.