A minor injury has kept me from my normal amount of snowshoeing and hiking this winter, but I have been spending more time in the climbing gym to make up for it. This week however I drove down to New Hampshire for two nights, and ticked off a few more trails in the White Mountains. On Monday the temperatures were very low, with high winds (I heard the wind reached 130 MPH on the summit of Mt Washington this day) so Mount Avalon in the Crawford Notch was the destination. Originally I had anticipated continuing further along to Mt Field, however the trail connecting it to Mt Avalon was unbroken, and the snow was waist deep, with the snowshoes left in the car (only had the Micro Spikes on the feet) this forced a retreat. Originally the forecast for day two included mixed precipitation, however conditions were revised by Tuesday morning, and looked promising, so Boott Spur, a 5500 ft sub-peak of Mount Washington was the destination. It was a slog to the top, breaking trail through the aftermath of the previous day’s storm, however the views were well worth the effort. Finally, on day three the weather was unsettled all around the North Conway area, but South and Middle Moat Mountain were in the relative clear, so a four hour up and down was an order. Overall we were lucky with the weather, as things could have been much worse, and a few visitors on Mount Avalon aside, the trails were completely unoccupied.