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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 4:29p on 09/19/21 - Temperature: 65.6 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 65.6 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.015 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 51 %
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April 1, 2021

Hi Folks,

I've been very busy the past couple of days and was going to take a week off, but then late today I changed my mind. Here's a few somewhat random thoughts...

Amazingly some folks are still heading up into the ravines to grab what they can. I know Matty Bowman and others were up there earlier in the week and said it was great. And who knows, with colder temps on tap it may be worth the effort. Personally I'm holding out for warm rock.

DID YOU SEE THIS:
I missed this one, but maybe you saw it...

https://mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/benighted-on-yale-gully-huntington-ravine/

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:
As I was coming back from errands this afternoon I looked at Whitehorse. I can still see ice & snow up above the slabs so I would consider climbing there problematic. The South Buttress is looking good, tho getting there might be interesting as there's still lots of snow and ice on the ground. I can see ice in the nooks and crannies on Cathedral, especially on the right side. With Unicorn still holding on to its cache, I'd certainly stay away from the North End.

With Humphreys as dry as it is and Jockey Cap quite good, why risk an incident?

OLD GUYS RULE:

Brad and I were actually out this day and it was really cool to see.

https://freerangeamerican.us/rick-wilcox-ice-climbing/

MWV CLIMBERS CO-OP FUNDRAISING SALE:
Hey everyone, welcome to our fundraising sale! A number of businesses and individuals have contributed gear and other products in an effort to help us fundraise for our opening. For that, we are grateful. We are offering these items at discount in an effort to help get some killer climbing gear into your hands at an affordable price, while at the same time making sure we hit our fundraising goal. Please pass this along to your friends and family!

https://www.mwvclimberscoop.com/product-category/fundraising-sale/
SOME LOCAL/NATIONAL PANDEMIC THOUGHTS:
Today was the end of my 2 week waiting period after my second shot and I must say I feel grateful. I'm eyeing the #'s continue to increase here in NH and other states, even as we get more shots into more arms. Much of it seems to be from younger people, which is disappointing. I'm not going to harangue you folks this week, partly because it's Easter and partly because you know the deal. 1, 2 you KNOW what to do!

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

REMEMBER - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Thank you...

New Hampshire:

7 new death reported.
486 new cases reported.
The state's COVID-19 deaths total 1,238.
Active cases total 3,113.
77 patients are currently hospitalized.

US:
Confirmed: 30,520,491
Deaths: 552,942

Global:
Global Confirmed: 129,259,761
Global Deaths: 2,821,004

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 MTB trails are just too soft for riding right now and I don't want to be that guy who makes a mess. That said, with a couple of more sunny days, the upper single track on the East side like Sidehill and Rattlesnake will be good to go. That area drains well, unlike much of the West side.

I did say I was going to be back on the road, and I have been. I've done 3 pretty good rides on the road this week: 1 from Dana Place to the top of Pinkham and 2 in Jackson. Jackson is one of my fave places to grab a road ride because overall it's very quiet. Plus if you want to pound it out there are loops you can do to get in close to 30 miles and 3,000' of climbing.

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


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