In The Mountains of NH, Men are made.
Looking towards Mount Madison (left) and the King Ravine (center). My photography setup on my chest holds flash, camera, 80-200, 24 or 28mm, cable release and film.
Perfect early May backpacking weather. Rain was forecast below 3000ft but we beat it to 4000ft on the first day where it turned to snow. Aside from the strong winds and impending above treeline whiteout, after an hour of cairn to cairn hiking with the group of three spread out between cairns we hit each trail cutoff in the darkness. Then suddenly it cleared, no wind, no clouds, just perfect starlight over the Castle Ravine. A total of 12 hours from the trail head 7 in darkness, we made it to our camp. The next two days were absolutely gorgeous. 60's during the day, with 20s at night with fairly calm winds most of the time. There was still plenty of deep snow through out the hike (over 3ft) but it was firm enough in most places that we only post holed in sections. And the best part is we only saw 2 other people in 3 days. Wonderful.
Pentax Program Plus, 28mm, 400UC, human tripod.