Imagine spring time in the White Mountains: the air is cold and damp, the night sky is clear and crisp, there’s rain, sleet, snow and fog all in one day, and there’s still several feet of snow between your Microspikes and the rocky trail below. Heading up to the Hermit Lake shelter in late April, you can expect all of those things, and you most certainly can expect the large groups of adrenaline-junky skiers and boarders trekking up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. Some have their skis strapped to packs, and some just ski all the way up to Hermit Lake. Most are completing the three-mile hike in their ski boots. Snow packed three feet thick from the trail head hints at why all of these people have come here – the exhilarating chance to ski one of the most legendary springtime spots.
Training For Ice and Mixed Climbing Series brought to you by Furnace Industries continues with part 5 of our series – Endurance.
By Katrina Parent (@trineontrail)
The Time to Climb America Tour decided to kick off 2016 at one of America’s first & longest running ice climbing festivals: The Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest! Going on 23 consecutive years now in the White Mountains of New Hampshire , lets see why this climbing festival is all about!
Standing as the highest peak in the state of Maine, Mount Katahdin holds breathtaking views and one of the most challenging trails in the Northeast the infamous “Knife’s Edge”.
What is the most “essential” non-essential item you bring when you go climbing?
Carlos the rock climbing chicken joins Dan on every hike and climbing trip he goes on. Continue reading “The Essential Item”
Life has a tendency to remind you of how blessed you are.
Known for the most extreme weather in the world, hiking Mount Washington is not for the novice or faint of heart! See why so many hikers & mountaineers come take this mountain on every winter! Continue reading “Time to Climb America Tour: Hiking Mount Washington”