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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 6:00p on 01/26/20 - Temperature: 37.1 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 37.1 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.478 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 100 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
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October 10, 2019

Hi Folks,

Maybe it is the chill in the air, the overall dryness or the shorter days, but assuredly the foliage has definitely popped over the past day or 2. I've been overwhelmed with work and music stuff so I haven't climbed this week, but I have been out enough to be able to appreciate what it's like out there right now. Of course the traffic is a mess with the leaf peepers everywhere, but that's just what it's like living in a tourist town.

I did take a ride a couple of daze ago to check out Crawford Notch, and it was pretty nice then, and I'm sure even nicer now. I took a few pictures of what will be ice climbs soon enough, and and a few other nice shots. It was a beautiful morning. Here's a few shots:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/Dracula.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/Standard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/Hitchcock.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/Willies.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/MtWillard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/ElephantHead.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/Cathedral.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/flower.jpg
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective January 23, 2020
My goodness, what a difference a few days and a little cold weather will make. The ice has filled in again and we're almost back to reasonable early/mid-season conditions. Last week the middle of Walk In The Forest and Willies Slide were both dramatically gone. As of today both were pretty much filled in. I spoke with a guide who was on Standard 2 days ago who said the middle like wasn't great, but this morning it looked good. I also spoke with someone who described penguin as "epically fat!" There are some predictions for either a rain, mixed or a snow event on Saturday night into Sunday. As long as we don't get a full-fledged rain event things will be great. Keep your fingers crossed folks. (Maybe the toes as well..)
Huntington Ravine options - beware avalanche danger  
Repentance building well  
Standard Route good, MUCH better Click to see route picture.
Dracula IN Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

VALLEY CYCLING:
I've been so frustrated with not riding the mountain bike this summer that when I friend mentioned he was going to do our annual circum-valley ride, I just had to jump in. Surprisingly enough, the hands did survive the 21 mile ride and it was a lot of fun. If you're interested here's the Strava track and map:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20191009/Strava.jpg

https://www.strava.com/activities/2773533403

INSTANT BUG REPORT - Bug CON 1:
YUP, still a 1, but likely not for long...

Mobile Version Of NEClimbs:
Up on one of the Mount Washington Valley's finest crags and want to know what that climb you're looking at is? Or maybe you're on your way up from Boston and want to check out the Ice Report for your upcoming weekend plans. Or more likely, you're at work just want to daydream about your next adventure. Well if you have a smart phone handy, you can get to NEClimbs from anywhere you have cell service. While it doesn't offer every single feature of the site and it's not an "app", in mobile form, it does do a whole lot and is very useful. Here is the live link to the mobile version of NEClimbs:

http://www.neclimbs.com/mobile

Check it out and if you have issues on your specific phone, please feel free to let me know.

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Have fun and climb safe,

Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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