To my knowledge, only two people before me have completed the Triple SSW, and no one reached as many 4,000 footers in the White Mountains in the winter of 2019/2020 than I did.
Destination: Mount Monroe Trails: Ammonoosuc Hike Date: 2020-03-15 Conditions:Icy in the morning, especially between tree line and the hut. Crampons required. Very windy and cold at the top, but beautiful visibility. The trail softened in the afternoon on the way down which made it easier on the knee during the descent. Well protected by … Continue reading Mount Monroe – 2020-03-15
Destination: Waumbek Trails: Starr King Hike Date: 2020-03-14 Conditions:Icy, hard packed snow Equipment:Microspikes…crucial Trail Maintenance:Some blow downs but nothing difficult to navigate Parking & Road Access:Summer parking is open, but it is covered in 2-3 in of ice. Comments:Really nice day to be out. Submitted by: Chris Brainard firstname.lastname@example.org
Destination: Mt Isolation Trails: Rocky Branch trail, Engine Hill Bushwack Isolation trail and Davis Path. Hike Date: 2020-03-14 Conditions:Trail is well packed down for the most part and easybyo follow. At least 20 people out packing it down today. High temps softening the snow made things tricky in spots. A group of barebooters left … Continue reading Mt Isolation – 2020-03-14
Destination: Tom, Field Trails: Avalon to AZ to Willey range trail Hike Date: 2020-03-14 Conditions:Hard packed snow, spikes or crampons required. Did not need snowshoes. Extremely windy at the summit. Equipment:Hills hound trail crampons, gaitors, poles Parking & Road Access:Parked at AMC highland center Submitted by: Lauren Hunt email@example.com
Destination: 12-Peak Pemi Loop Trails: Lincoln Woods, Osseo, Franconia Ridge, Garfield Ridge, Frost, Twinway, Bondcliff, Lincoln Woods Hike Date: 2020-03-03 Conditions: It was not a perfect day for a Pemi, in fact it was about as bad a day you could pick weather-wise. Wet, heavy snow was the rule for the day and it … Continue reading 12-Peak Pemi Loop – 2020-03-03
Destination: Garfield Trails: Gale River Loop Road, Mt Garfield Trail Hike Date: 2020-03-01 Conditions:I was comfortably able to wear spikes door to door for this hike. It was a crust of icy snow with perhaps 3-6 inches of powder on top. As always, Garfield was a slow and steady climb, except for the climb … Continue reading Garfield – 2020-03-01