3/15/09: I hiked the Jewell Trail up the west flank of Mt. Washington today. This shot is on Mt. Clay, the little nub next door, looking northeast out across the Great Gulf wilderness, with several other of the northern peaks of the Presidential Range on the left.
It's a significant hump getting up there and, as has been my habit of late, I hung around hoping to catch late light and froze my bum off going down in the dark! But until then it was quite warm for mid-March, and I saw all of 4 other people all day. Also, I do love the crunch of crampons on crusty snow, and the sense of clean freshness (mixed with heightened awareness) you feel being all exposed up there in the frosty alpine.