Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hibbard Mountain – Solo Easter Hike



Hibbard Mountain (2,940ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,821 feet
Trails: Wonalancet Range Trail, Short Cut
Distance: 4.8 miles roundtrip
Duration: 4.5 hours (includes stops along the trail, and at lookout and summit)
NH 52 With A View
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Danger: Low to Medium (Ledge at lookout, ice)

A good day for solo hike, and on Easter day no less. I had the trail as well as the summit to myself. The parking lot temps were warm and there was no sign of snow or ice. But there was still snow and ice along some parts of the trail. Since I only microspikes on, I had to carefully navigate those steep, icy parts of the trail. I sure wished I had my mountaineering crampons and an axe! Here are some of my photos of my solo hike.














Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rock Rimmon – Aid Climbing

Rock Rimmon – Aid Climbing

A lesson in Aid Climbing! Pro was set up on the bottom portion of Armpits and I gave Aid Climbing a go. The slab portion is a bit of work, but once I got up to the vertical section, setting up the Aiders and climbing was easier. My first time aid climbing and I never realized how much I would enjoy it! Another form of climbing!