The White Mountains of NH are incredible beautiful, vast & rugged. They are home to some of the highest & most challenging peaks found in the Northeast. Hikers make their way up along the AT enter into this wilderness often with the Lonesome Lake Hut being the first place to greet them.
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.
Written by Morgan Nankivell
This is what I was here for, this indescribable euphoric feeling of peace. The feeling that we had accomplished something significant. We were almost home, and I planned to ride this buzz the remaining 10 miles of the Pemi Loop back to the car. I hoped it would keep my aching feet marching and my spirits high. There had been many moments throughout the Pemi Loop that had me wondering why I was out here – some of the trails proved to be a form of self-inflicted torture of backpacking – but these moments like this one – this was the reason.
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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!
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