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Santa brought us a great ice season and you should get yourself up here ASAP to enjoy it. It really doesn't get a whole lot better than this! I could stop there, and probably I should. No time this week for a major-league Report. I'm sure you can understand the entire family-holiday-thing… We were in Philly for the actual holiday and didn't get back until Wednesday night. Then there has been all kinds stuff to catch up with. Not the least of which was the remnants of a snowstorm and a cat who was lefty themselves! I'm not really sure which was worse BTW. [grin]
In any event I did manage to run up to Frankenstein to check on the state of the ice for you folks. In case you hadn't heard, it's gone from OK to excellent in 1 week. Pretty much everything, everywhere I looked was good ice. Thursday morning and there were people everywhere! I don't see how more folks could have fit on Cinema Gully this morning and at Frankenstein I spotted simultaneous parties on Dropline, Last Exit and Welcome To The Machine! I suppose that says it all.
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective March 6, 2014
While the ice is going through a bit of a change, what with the weather being so cold, it's still very good in most places. With the longer days and more intense sunlight we should start to see some refreshing going on, as soon as the temps moderate. Most climbs in the direct sun are starting to see a little water during the day, in spite of the cold. The stuff in the shade that's looking a bit beat up and that in the direct sun is a little pinky. That said, it looks as if this weekend things are going to moderate, so it should be a good one.
BTW I am aware that some of today's pix are of a decidedly poorer quality than we all are used to. This is because my main camera's battery pack died and I had to use my cell phone camera - sorry about that.
I did take pictures, but haven't had time to process & post them. Check on NEClimbs and our Facebook page tomorrow, Friday.
Mobile Version Of NEClimbs:
Up on one of the Mount Washington Valley's finest crags and want to know what that climb you're looking at is? Or maybe you're on your way up from Boston and want to check out the Ice Report for your upcoming weekend plans. Or more likely, you're at work just want to daydream about your next adventure. Well if you have a smart phone handy, you can get to NEClimbs from anywhere you have cell service. While it doesn't offer every single feature of the site and it's not an "app", in mobile form, it does do a whole lot and is very useful. Here is the live link to the mobile version of NEClimbs:
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