We placed some sort of traction device (stabilicers, crampons, snowshoes) from the outset due to the icy conditions.
We used the Mt. Tecumseh Trail and headed off at the fashionable hour of 10:30am.
On January 12, twelve GO members took advantage of the great weather and headed up to Waterville Valley, NH to hike up Mt. Tecumseh (4003').
Off in the distance we heard skiers scraping against the ice as they skied down. Skiing conditions looked awful.
We took a peek at the Waterville Valley Ski area slopes at the lookout and the ice shimmered under the sunlight.
On the ridge we were greeted by sunlight and wind. It was time to put on more warm layers.
We enjoyed good views from the summit though the Presidentials were in the clouds.
We descended using the Waterville Valley Ski slopes.
Thank you everyone for a great time and stopping by my house afterward huddling around the fireplace drinking beer and sharing pizza.
Refreshed we starting to descend --sometimes going into a butt slide.
We took a break at their Schwendi Hut enjoying a beer on their deck.
The two guys who carried their skis up enjoyed the fruits of their labor and skied down.