HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Best wishes for memorable winter wonderland walks in 2009!
Our destination in sight - North Kinsman Mountain - 2 hours away and 1800' higher
Descending through an evergreen tunnel
We hit ice crusted trees right from the start
Crossing over the Kinsman Flume
We made it to North Kinsman -- View off the summit ledges of The Franconia Ridgeline in all is winter splendor
9AM start at the Mt. Kinsman trailhead off Rte. 116
Our first stream crossing
Ice palace lower woods
Summit of Bald Peak 2470'
North Kinsman Peak - Elevation 4293'
Bald Peak - A bare ledgy dome with fine views that crowns a western spur alongside Kinsman Mountain
10 below zero killer view
Trail junction with Bald Peak
A wonderful tent site just below Bald Peak Summit
Stone pillars entrance
Leaving Bald Peak to resume our hike to North Kinsman Mountain
The duo on the viewing ledge below the summit of North Kinsman
Rime coated Christmas trees
Crystal clear blue sky afternoon
View of Cannon Mountain in the wispy clouds