Circumnavigation of Mount Washington

By:  Greg
April 16, 2009

We had a nice descent of the east snowfields staying high and left towards Huntington Ravine. It could definitely have been softer, but i’m not complaining… easily some of the most beautiful skiing in New England

Central looked pretty burly with the sun still low, and the “northish” exposure at the top, so we poked our heads over into Diagonal (the site of a previous adventure of ours). It looked pretty good, but we decided to give it a minute to cook.

After some water and snacks, low and behold perfect corn snow! Not too firm… not too slushy. Just right

Sam skipping his way down a steep, aesthetic, perfect corn snow gully, hanging over a 40 foot ice bulge

Allen skipping to his own beat

Sam letting it all hang out at the last bit… exposure visible bottom left

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  1. M V Skier Jr
    wrote on June 21st, 2009 at 8:35 pm  

    SIck TR, I hope to be able to do something like that some day!☺

    • gpetrics
      wrote on June 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm  

      Glad you liked it MV. Can’t wait for next season. Hope to see you out there.

  2. williebikes
    wrote on March 14th, 2011 at 12:13 am  

    just came across this trip report… I saw you guys! A couple of times actually as we were accomplishing the same task(almost)… except I started from pinkham.. hit central in Huntington, then the great gulf then the east snowfields, around the bowl to Dodges drop, next a quick trip to Oakes, as there wasn’t much snow left, then finished in the Gulf of Slides back to my car. I was snowboarding.. what a great day…

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