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Holly 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.

After 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.

The 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.

That 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 leftovers.

Day 3

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. 

It 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.

Holly 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.

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Holly 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.

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Muffin on top of the boulder on Bald Mtn with Mt Lafayette in the distance behind her. She didn't want to sit still for this picture and we had to retake it three times.

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