Monday, January 25, 2016

Fog and snow

Fog and snow on Mt. Washington...

This photo is noteworthy for what YOU DON'T SEE... namely a mountain in the background.

A recent ski weekend at Mt. Washington turned into a scary/exciting adventure with white out conditions. Heavy winds, blowing semi-wet snow, fog... it was all there. My ski partners were barely visible grey ghosts in an otherwise completely blank landscape. It was impossible to see where the horizon ended and the sky started.

As we raced down the mountain, I was simultaneously scraping at my goggles with my hands while trying to stay on the main run.

At one point, I almost skied over a lip and down into the steep off-limits back country, I was so disoriented. That would not have ended well at all.

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