New Year 2016 and Winter's Arrival

04th January 2016
Happy New Year to all!

Often people write about their past year and make grand resolutions for the New Year that fall by the wayside during the second week.

I will simply try to finally put up more of the photographs this year.

So here goes!

January 2, 2016 Exploration of Greeley Ponds/ Mad River Notch Area

December was the warmest month on record in New Hampshire. In the lower elevations we had many days in the 40's and 50's. The mountains got very little snow, and it often melted. At the end of the month, we finally got our first snow! I figured it was a good time to check out a nice wilderness area off the Kancamangus-- Greeley Ponds.

Winter hiking is back!



Greeley Ponds are pristine backcountry ponds accessible by an easy 2 mile each way hike. High cliffy mountains surround them on all sides.

Frozen Upper Greeley Pond and cliff on Mt. Osceola



It was snowing for most of my hike, but occasionally the sun would break through and light up the storm clouds behind the peaks.



The cliffs of Mt. Kancamangus rising behind a marshy area on the north side of Lower Greeley Pond



More dramatic clouds



I bushwhacked around both of the trailess sides of these ponds. I also hiked south on the Greeley Ponds trail and found a bunch of nice icicles forming in the Mad River.







Moving forward this year I do hope to update the blog more. Also be sure to keep checking the Arizona and Utah galleries as I am still going through all those photos! Yes, life is busy!

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