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Brad
02-02-2011, 10:40 AM
The DayTrip on Monday had a few extra places so Charlie and I signed up. Charlie was already planning on being in Maine for a few days and we went to the Franklin get together. So, staying one more day in Maine/NH made a lot of sense.

8:30 AM at the base of the Auto Road and the sky cleared to reveal a beautiful day. 5 of us heading up along with Michelle and Kerry as our guides. Crampons, face masks, gloves, no flesh exposed and we were off.

Charlie
http://images112.fotki.com/v502/photos/5/8235/9459547/IMG_3845a-vi.jpg

Kerry and Michelle
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We stopped several times on the way up to get out, take pictures, get cold, and hop back in. But, we caught up with the State Park's snow tractor plowing drifts out of the way and had to wait a bit. The views were wonderful.

The view
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State Park tractor
http://images55.fotki.com/v507/photos/5/8235/9459547/IMG_3876a-vi.jpg

Roamed around on the summit in the -50F wind chill and got chilled.

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The dreaded stairs (for hikers)
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The inside of the Cold Room in the tower was a wee bit chilly as we headed up to the tower.
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With the cold you always have to have a handy dandy ice scraper handy to clear off the ice from the inside of the tractor's windows.

http://images52.fotki.com/v641/photos/5/8235/9459547/IMG_3945a-vi.jpg

It was a great day and a trip everyone should go for. Quite a day!

http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/travels/2011/2011-01-31-mt-washi

sdways01
02-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Looks like it was a great day for it. I was hiking Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey that day and you could easily make out Mt. Washington (and other snow capped white mtns) from the summit.

Snow Miser
02-02-2011, 02:40 PM
Very nice report and photos Brad! Glad you guys had a good day up top.

Charlie
02-03-2011, 08:49 PM
this was a very good day and im happy i did it because it is some thing you just dont get in the valley

mtruman
02-04-2011, 06:52 PM
Great stuff you guys! I have to say though that first picture of Charlie looks like Darth Vader wearing a parka! ;) The summit shot (which isn't here) definitely makes a great FB profile pic Charlie!!

forestgnome
02-08-2011, 07:41 AM
thanks for sharing....what an awesome place...lucky guys!