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    This was my first real "deep" winter hike. I used crampons from the start. We saw at least 10 people who skied up which blows my mind how physically demanding that must be. This hike just beat me up because of the wind and cold. The wind above treeline made a hard hike four times harder. It was unrelenting and was very hard to tolerate. I took many breaks. I didn't even take pictures which is a first. I was afraid of taking my mittens off. It was that cold. Lions head trail below tree line was slow hiking. I post holed a few times. A few times during yesterdays hike, I would think, what the hell am I doing this to my body. The day after my thinking is that I felt good about myself in being able to do this. There was a good many of people who were 30 years younger then me that found it hard also. I definitely would do this again even in similar conditions. I just feel that I would never get used to hiking under these type of conditions. Wine and the Patriots game was a treat after a hard hike.

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    Did you summit? Up Lion Head (winter trail?) and down the same way?
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    We went as far as Lions Head. The Lions Head summer trail is still open. One of the hikers we met that was descending highly recommended not continuing onto to the Washington summit. He heard that the windchill was -40 F. I noticed today it was -53 F windchill. I never experienced such wintery weather. It was a great learning experience but tough to do.

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    Sounds like a strenuously fun hike.

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    glad you had a fun & safe hike...
    yeah it's kinda cold above treeline this time o year, I'd prbly wear a jacket
    'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"

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    good choice for not pushing it to the top that way you can now try another day
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