Franconia Ridge

Franconia Ridge

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kayaking on the Androscoggin

It seemed like the perfect afternoon to get the kayak wet...and it was! A quick drive over to Route 16, up past the Pontook Dam and I found a nice spot to launch the kayak. There was a nice breeze blowing with temps in the 70's.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mount Hale

Despite a forecast of possible showers we decided to bag another 4,000 footer today, Mount Hale (4,054 ft). On the drive over we took a side road off of Route 2 (Durand Rd.) to get a pic of the "7" in King Ravine. This is usually the last prominent snow in the White Mountains and forms a perfect 7. Continuing on to the trailhead the sky was brightening and the summits were clear.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Rainy Day in Crawford Notch

In sharp contrast from yesterday, today's visit to Crawford Notch was cold with wind-swept rain. It was a good day to test my EMS foul-weather gear. Regardless of the weather conditions our group of fifth-graders ventured out into the elements for some water analysis in the surrounding area. They were real troopers!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Highland Center Lodge To Mount Willard

Spent today chaperoning a group of fifth graders, very well-behaved I might add, for a day of outdoor activity at the Highland Center in Crawford Notch. This is a fantastic destination and a great place to unwind and relax after a day of hiking in this area. For those with kids - ideal! Check out the Highland Center Lodge website.