February 27, 2011

The Long Winter

After the foot of snow we got on Friday, I wasn't prepared for it to snow again today...and tomorrow too. I really shouldn't complain because the southern part of the state got snow and then rain...I can deal with just snow.

The Presidential Range
 Yesterday was a beautiful day to be outdoors. The sun was shining and the temps were decent. We decided to go snowshoeing at the Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch.

Discovered in 1808, the Flume is a natural gorge at the base of Mount Liberty. Although I have hiked the Flume in the summer, I just recently discovered the trails around the Gorge are open (at no charge) for activities like snowshoeing and winter hiking. 

Franconia Notch was bustling with activity. Cannon Mountain had more skiers than I had ever seen before. The snowmobilers were everywhere and I had no idea how popular the Flume would be with winter hikers and snowshoe enthusiasts. The great thing was that there were several trails cut through the woods, so for the most part it was quiet and it was just the two of us enjoying a beautiful winter day.

Now as I write, the snow is tapering off and the sun is working through the clouds...looks like the makings for another nice day!

1 comment:

Peacemom said...

Beautiful! We went last summer, check out my post on my blog, some pictures there. I love the Flume, it's a sacred place to me. ~Vonnie