Friday, October 30, 2009

Spring Forward; Fall Back

Embrace Winter
I can't say that I'm exactly looking forward to the grey days of winter but like most New Englanders I've learned to embrace winter. Here's a few ways I'm planning to revel in the cold -

Get outside I can only stay indoors for so long

Buy something colorful and extremely warm to wear

winter trail running, hiking and/or snowshoeing

snowshoe races

green tea

Winter ascent Mount Washington

AMC Winter Hut-to-Hut

New England winters create some great conditions for ice climbing
Ice Climb - Local crags - Auburn Ice Canyon, Black & White Rocks
"On paper, ice climbing sounds insane. Strap metal claws—crampons—to your boots, grab a couple of ice axes, and attempt to scale a hockey rink turned on its side. In reality, it's not so difficult. Few things in sports feel as satisfying as sinking your crampons and axes into the ice and having them stick like glue—it's simply amazing."
Editor Steve Casimiro

2010 Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival: February 5-7

Ski Mad River Glen

Swiss Winter time lapse meditation from Michael Rissi on Vimeo.

Okay enough about winter it's going to be 70 degrees tomorrow. Have a Happy Halloween.