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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 3:00p on 09/19/21 - Temperature: 69.6 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 69.6 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.012 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 26 %
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March 25, 2021

Hi Folks,

So it's March 25th, and after 5 days of temps in the upper 50's and 60's what do you think I'm going to say? That's right ... Time to put a fork into it. [wry grin] And honestly I'm ready for some warm rock underhand and foot.

When the garden starts to melt out like this http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/garden.jpg

it's time to make the swap out like this http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/swap.jpg

I did make one last try for ice on Tuesday. Brad and I decided to hoof it up to North Bald Cap off Success Pond Road in Berlin to try and nab Yukon Gold. We should have known better considering the temperature, and even an early (for us) start wasn't good enough. Unfortunately the climb was a waterfall, and since we didn't bring our scuba gear we bagged it. We tried to run his hopped-up Jeep in on the packed out road, but that was not to be. Oh well, it was a great day for a walk. There's always next year...

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/NorthBaldCap_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/NorthBaldCap_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/NorthBaldCap_3.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/NorthBaldCap_4.jpg

THANK YOU ALL:
I want to thank everyone who supported me this season. I sincerely appreciated it. Here's to a fun spring, summer and fall rock season. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a great 2022 ice season. Maybe we will even have an Ice Fest next year!!! And remember, the White Mountain report still comes out every Thursday throughout the year. Stay tuned...

ONCE AGAIN - DANGER WILL ROBINSON:
I had someone say that the climbing on Cathedral looked OK. Well not to my eye. It will be a while before I go climb on Cathedral or Whitehorse. I think I'll stick to Humphreys and Jockey Cap for a while.

On Cathedral Ledge

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/UpperRefuse.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Cathedral_Diagonal.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Cathedral_StandardRoute.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Unicorn.jpg

This is above on Whitehorse:

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Whitehorse_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Whitehorse_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Whitehorse_3.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Diagonal_Mordor.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Frankenstein_Amphitheater.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Frankenstein_Right.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/MtWebster_Slabs.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/MtWillard.jpg

As always the full set of regular pictures are on Facebook and www.NEClimbs.com.

SOME LOCAL/NATIONAL PANDEMIC THOUGHTS:
I had my 2nd Moderna shot last Thursday and had little to no reaction. If the fear of a reaction is keeping you from getting vaccinated, don't let it. Even people that I know who have had reactions say that they will gladly endure that than to be in the hospital on a ventilator, or run the risk of being a long-hauler!

Sure we've been doing better than lots of other places, but the numbers HAVE been creeping up again here in NH. There is a lot of worry now with everything basically fully open again. Frankly I'm not going to change my habits at this time. Still wearing a mask in stores, crowds and around unvaccinated folks. And even after my 2 weeks, I don't think I'm going to eat indoors in restaurants or play inside in bars. At least not for a while.

SO PLEASE - WEAR A MASK, SANITIZE, CONTINUE TO STAY PHYSICALLY DISTANT!

REMEMBER - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Thank you...

New Hampshire:
10 new deaths reported.
360 new cases reported.
The state's COVID-19 deaths total 1,228.
Active cases total 2,590.
70 patients are currently hospitalized.

US:
Confirmed: 30,011,550
Deaths: 545,282

Global:
Global Confirmed: 124,908,585
Global Deaths: 2,745,964

SO PLEASE - WEAR A MASK, SANITIZE, STAY PHYSICALLY DISTANT!

REMEMBER - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Thank you...

The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracking map:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map

I find JHU's Daily COVID-19 Data in Motion report to be very informative. It shares critical data on COVID-19 from the last 24 hours in a short 1 minute animated video format.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-daily-video

WEAR A MASK, SANITIZE AND STAY PHYSICALLY DISTANT FRIENDS!

REMEMBER - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

VALLEY CYCLING:
The weather being amazing, I got in 3 great rides this week. On Saturday I rode on Echo Lake, then cruised over to Cathedral Ledge and went up the road & up Red's snowmobile trail, back down and then up to the top of the Ledge. There were people literally everywhere, probably 20+ at the overlook! On Monday I rode Sawyer River Road up past the pond. On the way up I saw a guy with sled dogs going down. Very cool... Then on Wednesday I took out the road bike and rode down Passaconaway Rd. It was a nice fun change of pace, but the road is in terrible shape. Lots of potholes and frost heaves. There are lots of trees that were knocked down by the storm 2 weeks ago as well. It looks as if I may be forced back out on the road until the trails melt out and dry up. [sigh]

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Bike_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Bike_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Bike_3.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20210325/Bike_4.jpg

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.

NEClimbs & White Mountain Report On Facebook:
Join us and LIKE us on Facebook. I'll try and post some interesting pix every Thursday and the latest Ice Report in the season, tho certainly not the whole Report. Here's where you can check it out:

http://www.facebook.com/NEClimbs/

Have fun and climb safe,

Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


Many have questioned the quality of this sort of achievement, deploring the use of pitons, tension traverses and expansion bolts, but the record speaks for itself. This is a technical age and climbers will continue in the future to look for new routes. There is nothing more satisfying than being a pioneer.
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