The first bunch of pictures are from Saturday on the Wapack Trail, about 20 minutes from our house. This is the trail head.
Tucker's ready for some shin busting!
The snow conditions were basically an inch of snow on top of 4 inches of ice on top of 2 feet of snow....it was horrible!
Which way now!....Well, up of course!
It was a very nice sunny day, but temps in the teens and 20+ mph winds made the conditions awful to be out in them...
Looking East from the ridge we just reached.
Snow and more snow!
Ice we were breaking through was 4 inches thick from a recent ice storm.
We decided to bail out on the Berry Pasture Trail and go home....too hard to snowshoe in and much too cold.
Mount Monadnock in the distance.
Mount Monadnock, where Deb and I were married. Our house is not too far from the base of this mountain IN Jaffrey.
Video of my feet breaking through the ice....for better viewing click on HQ video upper right. Sounds like we're walking on the moon!
OK, this is the next day, Sunday, Feb 1st....Officially known as Hardrock lottery day. We are in the Lincoln Woods in the White Mountains. This is a XC ski path.
Deb wore her Kahtoola Spikes and I my Yaktrax...both worked well in the well packed ski trail.
Te further we went, the narrower and deeper the trail got.
Like i said....
Stay on the trail and you were in several inches of packed powder....step one foot to either side and you could be up to your waist.
Snow bridge across a small river.
Taking a picture downstream from the snow bridge while Deb tells me to be careful.
Having fun for sure!
We took the Wilderness Trail...
Yeah...what? Do you like that "100" on my jacket? Got it at the Bighorn 100 in 2004...
Deb said to do something goofy, so I did...this is training, too, right?
Deb running across a nice bridge below.
Yes, this is where we were today...
Just looking at the base structure of this fine bridge built out in the middle of the Wilderness.
Looking up a much larger river...the Pemigewasset.
Some little animal that Tucker chased up a tree
Deb thinks it was either a Martin or Fisher...if you don't know what a Fisher is, google it!
This was the end of a dead end trail we took...this is another river, the trail went across the river and no one had the B**ls to cross it ;-)
Another view of the frozen Pemi.
I'm standing out on the river taking this pic...Tucker!
Yeah, I'm bad...
I'm REAL bad....for ruining Deb's picture ;-)
Skijor-run. Remember the HQ upper right.
Tucker meets up with two little dogs on the trail.
Another bridge and this means we're almost done!
We have no idea how far we went or where we went, but did go for 3.5 hours!
Deb and Tuck happy to be done...
The history of the Pemi wilderness.
Our car and the toilets...the end.