With today being the only weather window in a upcoming forecast, I decided it was finally time to check out Mt Washington. I hooked up with my pal thin_cover (from tgr), and after a last minute call based on the weather, we headed to the wild west side.
When I arrived in the parking lot at 9, it was 33° and drizzling, with some really low hanging clouds. Not exactly inspiring conditions, to say the least. By the time t_c had showed up, the drizzle had stopped and it had gotten a bit warmer, however, the clouds were still holding steady. With the forecast called for clearing skies in the later morning and not wanting to ski steep, bullet-proof ravines, we decided to wait out the weather, hoping the clouds would clear soon.
After about 3 hours and some interesting adventures involving jumper cables, t_c had the great idea of checking out the Mt Washington Observatory’s summit cams. What we saw astounded us – it was completely blue on the summit, with clouds just lingering on the west side. With that news, we geared up and headed up, on the assumption that it was now only a matter of time until the clouds would clear.
More pics are available at my website
, if you're interested.
t_c heading into the clouds
Visibility was, well, ...rough.
Bo was excited to get skiing!
He can be calm too, although not for longer than 4 seconds.
t_c descending into the pea soup, with mad-dog Bo in hot pursuit.
Indeed, it was a rather drab day. Still a fun (and continuous) ski down.
To rog and anyone else that was out east on thursday, I'm jealous of the sun you guys had. Oh well, you can't always call it right. There will
be a next-time sometime soon.