This weekend we hikend Mt Garfield. It was a really enjoyable hike. Compared to other hikes in the whites it has a surprisingly little amount of rock scrambles. The trail up was beautiful and mostly in the shade. Albeit a 11.5 mile round trip, it was very enjoyable. Apparently it’s Liz’ new favourite trail now 😉
Another one down on the list. Nice little scramble on top between Osceola and the east peak.
Nice view on top:
Sean and Elaine joined on on that one, which was a nice addition 🙂
On Saturday we went up Moosilauke via the Glencliff trail. While there were quite a lot of mosquitos attacking us, once we got a little bit higher they were all gone and it turned into an enjoyable hike.
Even still found a little bit of snow 🙂
We finally took the plunge and gave bike packing a go. Or rather bike touring, as for some reason people are trying to distinguish the two. Supposedly bike packing is reserved for mountain bike touring. Doesn’t really make sense. We did it anyways and had a lot of fun. That is, until the mosquitos started attacking us. Between the two of us, we definitely fed a complete new generation of Greenfield mosquitos 🙂
After deciding that there’s still too much ice on the ground to be mountain biking this weekend, we took a leisurly stroll around the Middlesedx Reservoir.
We had a wonderful week in Big Sky. There is a wide range of nice terrain for all levels an a lot to explore. While the lines on the weekend were a bit more, once you got on the lift, the trails were suprisingly open and non-crowded.
We definitely want to come here again.
This weekend we drove up to Mt Tremblant for some skiing. We seem to have developed a knack to hit up mountains on their peak tourist days, as apparently they hit 15k visitors on Saturday, which was described by one of the ski patrols as: definitely near all time record.
The lift lines were long, but we still found some nice open trails. Especially on Saturday there were some really beautiful moguly runs that we both enjoyed tremendously.
On Sunday we decided to skin up the North side, which was strenous but also quite rewarding:)
While Saturday was painfully crowded at Stratton, Sunday was actually quite nice.
We escaped the ice-ish conditions on the trails by venturing into the woods.
A first time for Liz, it turned out to go quite well and no tree were harmed in the experiment.
On the weekend of the Feb 12th we have a chance to explore the https://squawalpine.com/ Squaw Valley ski resort a little bit. It was rather crowded, with rumors of them hitting 12000 visitors on that day, which apparently was their biggest of this season so far.
It made skiing rather annoying, because there were so many people. The mountain itself was really nice, and on Sunday we had another day there which was much less crowded.
After some delay due to Fab’s healing bones we finally started our ski seaon. Stayed for four days in Sunday River and had a bunch of nice runs 🙂
Even got a little bit of fresh snow (4 inches) and sunshine!
Snowboarding was still a bit painful for the foot, but skiing was fine, albeit not quite at 100% yet (so I had to skip the trees for now)