Algonquin & Iroquois

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Today was an absolutely perfect day to hike. It was chilly (14°F at the start), not so cold that your sweat freezes your zippers but cold enough that snow didn’t stick to your clothes. Or your snowshoes! (Yep, it’s snowshoe weather.)

I signed in just behind an interesting gent and we ended up climbing to Algonquin together. We switched into our snowshoes just after the split for Wright Peak, although sadly we were the only two people I saw all day wearing snowshoes. To make that even a bit crazier, there was easily 1-2 feet of snow on Algonquin.

Pano from Algonquin

We split at the summit and I forged on to Iroquois. While only 3/4 mile away, I was the first and only person to head to Iroquois since the last big snowfall. This is, of course, fine with me. It was quite fun, I think I followed the right path 99% of the time, and was exhausted at Iroquois’ summit.

These two are my favorites, and the views today were breathtaking. Unfortunately the clouds moved in later in the afternoon, so I was glad to have taken the shots early. Enjoy!

2 Responses

  1. Dick Mumaugh

    I do appreciate scenes in which the snow covered trees or shrubs are included. It really frames the photos of the distant mountains. Your first photo strikes me as #1 but I really like #4 that has the muted sun with the stark, snow covered peak (ground) in the foreground.

    • Sean, You are definitely the master of the winter alpine shots. I just love them.

      That 4th photo of the muted sun is now on the TrailsNH cover.
      – Kimball

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