Circumnavigation of Mount Washington
Me enjoying letting it rip after my first tentative descent back in Feb. Felt good to open ’em up in there above the exposure!
We changed over above the bulge, and cruised up to the Alpine Garden. Two down, four to Go!
We took a high tack, and had no problem zooming over to Sluice, which was just getting prime as the crowds made their way up into the Bowl.
Allen dreaming of bigger skis for the big white Tuckerman
Three down, three to go! We went down the cutler river, and took a high right over the snowfields. manky entrance, but worthwile to avoid the open water. We got some water at hojos, some food, and then quickly started moving up Hillmans. I started to bonk a little bit at this point, since Hillmans is 1K+ of pure, mind-numbing, bootpacking bliss, baking in the noonday sun, but nonetheless made it up and over to Gulf of Slides. Not sure on names over there, but we hit the main one that most people do.
Sam enjoying the mellower & tame terrain of GOS after our day of trials and tribulations
Four down, two to go!
We went up and over the S shoulder of Boott Spur, and made our way to our penultimate drainage, Oakes Gulf. The going was suprisingly rough due to postholes, rocks, and krumholzwells, but we finally found a snowfield substantial enough to ski on, and traversed to a nice open bowl far skier’s left in the Gulf (which in reality was just the first thing we came to that looked skiable. The southern exposure made for some creamy snow
Allen giving it on the penultimate cruiser leg of our journey
Sam can feel the finish line
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