Winter Hiking Advice

Useful advice for winter hikers/outdoors enthusiasts.

from the other side

By: Julie Midura

๐’๐จ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐–๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐‡๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ?

โ€œThis is stupid! I have no intention of dying up here just to bag another peak!โ€ my husband Tom yelled in an attempt to be heard over the cacophony of howling wind and blowingsnow.

We were three tenths of a mile from the summit of 4,170 foot Mt. Cabot in the White Mountains of New Hampshire when nature unleashed 40 mile per hour winds and wind chills in the negative thirties. We waded through snowdrifts that were up to our thighs in an attempt to find any sign of a trail. All was lost in the endless sea of white.

Crossing Signal Ridge, Mt. Carrigain, NH

Tomand I were in the process of attempting to become members of the AMC 4,000 Footer Club by climbing all 48 four thousand foot mountains in the White Mountains. Although we had already climbedโ€ฆ

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