The Bradley Pond trail is a deep trench through deep snow.
From Couchsachraga March
Cliffside seeps generate impressive icefalls along the Panther herd path; each is about 10 feet tall.
View from Panther Peak to Santinoni (at left) and Couchsachraga (prominent bump to right of center).
View of the ridgeline from Panther Peak to Couchsachraga, the prominent bump to right of center.
David on Panther Peak, with the Great Range beyond - Adirondacks.
Couchsachraga, viewed from the spot where I turned around. Still a long way to go!
Couchsachraga, viewed from the ridge descending from Panther. Long way to go!
Stuck in a spruce trap, in snow over my waist.
Often, the local snowshoe hares gave me hints about the best path to follow.
Route-finding along the ridge descending from Panther to Couchsachraga - can you see where I should go next?
The herd path crosses Panther Brook, on the steep slope of Panther mountain. Deep snow creates steep banks.
Crossing a small beaver pond above Bradley Pond.
A view of the Adirondacks from Santinoni Brook.
Skiing up Santoni Brook was easier than skiing on the trail.
Waterfall in Lyme Town Forest.
From Winter scenes
Whipple Brook in Lyme.
Finney examines the frozen Whipple Brook.
Nancy and Lelia cross Whipple Brook in Lyme.
A short clip to give a sense of the terrain as we near the summit of North Twin. The snow is deep!
From North Twin - February
Ice formations along Little River, lower North Twin trail.
The summit of North Twin, with a deep snowpack.
The Presidential Range, from North Twin.
The summit of North Twin, with a sign toward South Twin - note the sign is at ankle level in this snowpack!
Jen and Lars on North Twin.
View of South Twin from North Twin.
Franconia Range, viewed from North Twin.
Jen and Lars near the summit of North Twin.
Jen chats with other hikers at a viewpoint near the summit of North Twin, with South Twin in background.
Lars examines the terrain, high on the shoulder of North Twin.
Jen makes her way up the North Twin trail.
Lars makes his way up the North Twin trail.
Jen and Lars cross a snow bridge, on the North Twin trail.
A crossing of the Little River, on the North Twin trail.
Coyote Way, with coyote tracks.
From Bald Top February
View of Francs and Moosilauke from Bald Top Mountain.
An unusual encounter on a forest trail - wind chimes made from beads and kitchen utensils!
An unusual encounter on a forest trail - wind chimes made from copper pipe (left) and from kitchen utensils (right).
Lake Morey from the Bald Top trail.
At the 10th Mountain Division overlook, Al Merrill Loop, Mount Moosilauke.
From Moosilauke January 29
A break of sunshine on the Al Merrill Loop, Moosilauke.
Wrapping up a great day on Moosilauke, over the Baker River bridge: Ben, David, Jen, Lars, Kathy, Monica, Andy, and David. Photo by David Metsky.
From Moosilauke January
David the photographer, on Moosilauke. Photo by David Metsky.
The group starts off on our hike up Moosilauke - Andy, David, David, Lars, Benjamin, Jen, Kathy, and David. Photo by David Metsky.