sat on a large boulder to rest, and we enjoyed looking at the scenery.
Down below, snowmobilers raced noisily along a trail next to the Franconia
Notch Parkway, then disappeared under a bridge on their way north. We
could also hear skiers on the Cannon Mountain slopes nearby.
taking a few pictures, we started back, plunging and slipping downhill, occasionally
postholing. I cautioned Holly to be especially careful not to let one leg
posthole, then fall forward and possibly break her leg. But we got down
without incident, walked back to the car, then stopped at Cannon Mountain to
use their bathroom and get a bottle of soda.
rest of the day, we drove a long loop around the White Mountains, stopping
in Gorham for lunch at McDonald's, at the AMC headquarters in Pinkham
Notch where I bought a shirt, and at Eastern Mountain Sports in North
Conway to exchange a jacket that didn't fit Holly. We returned to
Lincoln via the Kancamagus Highway as dusk was approaching, hoping that we
might see a moose, but we never did.
evening, we made dehydrated chicken pot pie for supper. It wasn't very
good, but we still had granola bars and hot chocolate, and Muffin seemed to like the
next morning, we had oatmeal and pop-tarts for breakfast again, then got
dressed and began taking down camp. On the way back, we ate lunch at a
fast food fish restaurant in Lincoln, stopped to buy a souvenir for Toi,
then headed home to unpack.
had been one of our better winter camping trips. The weather was perfect,
clear and sunny, and not too cold. We had a lot of fun, Muffin had been a
pretty good camper, and Holly learned
a bit about winter climbing.
resting on a boulder at the top of Bald Mtn. With our binoculars, we got a close look at the ski
area and over at Mt Lafayette on the other
side of the notch.