Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years Ski Tour

It was far too cold and windy to head anywhere above tree line today, so to kick off the New Year I headed out on a bushwhacky ski tour. I've have a growing urge to do some longer ski adventures in the Whites, so today will hopefully be the start of some smaller practice trips to test, among other things, my ability to bushwhack on skis and navigate.

Today's trip was a success (I'm home typing), although I didn't link as many downhill turns—none— as I would have liked.

In total it was about 6 miles in about 4 hours. I reached the unnamed and untrailed high point I had been aiming for, negotiated a few small stream crossings, tracked a moose for awhile and enjoyed winter views of Kearsage North, the Baldfaces and Mountain Pond.

Here's my route. I went counter clockwise.

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