Updating as I find time!
Catching up on the past two weeks since the Burke race and it's nearly 100% backcountry skiing. It has been a wild experience to just pull out maps and pick a slide, gully, or ravine then go ski it. Every time I went out to check something off I ended up finding another line that I wanted to ski which was actually stressful knowing that these New England conditions are fleeting. Here's the data, photos, and short right ups on the highlights of the last two weeks. Enjoy.
I don't remember when the rain crust hit but it was slightly devastating given how good the skiing had been all January. We were fortunate to be hit by Winter Storm Niko along with a few clipper systems that dumped 2ft+ in the White Mountains. This just left the question of where to go? The high alpine ravines were pretty much out of the question due to exposure and wind loading. This meant that it was time to explore various gullies, slides, riverbeds and glades.
I've drafted some trip reports on my recent outings and need to work on some video edits. It has been non-stop which has made it impossible to get the content up but hang tight for reports on the Osceolas, Twin Range, Carter Notch, Great Gulf, Northern Presidentials, and Franconia Ridge.