Spring break 2014 continued with a two night trip down to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On the first day, we had our minds set on summiting North, and possibly also South Kinsman mountains, in the Franconia Notch. They had been on our list for a while now, but the weather disrupted our plans, with heavy snow and driving wind allowing us to go no further than Kinsman Pond. The pond is a worthwhile destination in itself. Set at the craggy base of North Kinsman mountain, it is a beautifully rugged body of water perched high above the Franconia Notch. A spectacular shelter allowed us to escape the wind and snow, and eat our soup in peace.