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Monadnock in all seasons-winter


Sunday, December 16, 2012

There's a place that I often visit. I go to this Rock in all seasons.



In the winter, it is a place of refuge and quiet. Few people climb in winter. It is a when only experienced hikers choose to visit.



Winter is a season on extreme weather on Monadnock. There is something special about the landscape and the howling wind circling around me as I hike.



I shy away from Mt. Washington and the higher mountains in winter, but not Monadnock. I know that I have the ability to climb the Grand Monadnock in 4 hours, and stay safe. Once you understand a mountain in the spring, summer and fall, it is easy to understand it in the winter. After 90 hikes on this most climbed mountain in North America, I can say that I understand Monadnock. Winter is a beautiful time to hike.



Photos are from the staff of Rabbit Ear Films and one friend:
1. Jackie Stetser, REF staff
2. Mitch Grosky, http://www.mrgroskyphoto.com/
3. Larry Davis, REF staff
4. Larry Davis, REF staff

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DARKCHILD 12/17/2012 6:24AM

    "I go to the this Rock in all seasons" just reading that reminds me that Jesus is the Rock and you can always go to Him! Love it! emoticon

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LALMEIDA 12/16/2012 8:22PM

  Wow! The pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/16/2012 8:08PM

    What beautiful pictures....I've never been mountain hiking in any season. It looks fun and challenging!

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68ANNE 12/16/2012 7:56PM

    Love it and so calming

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/16/2012 6:38PM

    Wow! We like to snowshoe our favorite mountain hikes. You are blessed with this beauty, why not visit it in the winter?

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GRAMMYEAC 12/16/2012 5:53PM

    Wonderful photos!

We are fair weather hikers. My DH will snowshoe some of the area hills in the winter, but we haven't tried any mountain climbs.

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KAYOTIC 12/16/2012 2:45PM

    Looks beautiful with the ice formations...thanks!

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/16/2012 1:47PM

    Wonderful pictures!

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OKBACK2ME 12/16/2012 12:59PM

    Gorgeous!

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ERIN1957 12/16/2012 10:46AM

    Amazing the photos and you!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2012 10:21AM

    Beyond gorgeous! I can see why you love this. HUGS

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JMC155 12/16/2012 10:05AM

    Thank you for sharing your hike. I am trying to find my energy to go walk the mall. Guess, my walk is easier than your hike. So I should get in gear before the Sunday shoppers get there. Have a good day.

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VALYNN26 12/16/2012 9:59AM

    Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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BAKER1009 12/16/2012 8:36AM

    Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!!

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JACKIE542 12/16/2012 8:27AM

    Beautiful! Thank you.

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MARINEMAMA 12/16/2012 8:18AM

    Gorgeous!

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GAMMY98 12/16/2012 8:00AM

    Breath taking. I love getting out in the winter to walk along the streams of out state parks. emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/16/2012 6:44AM

    Photos are from the staff of Rabbit Ear Films and one friend:
1. Jackie Stetser, REF staff
2. Mitch Grosky, friend, permission given
3. Larry Davis, REF staff
4. Larry Davis, REF staff

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