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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 2:29p on 06/28/22 - Temperature: 74.0 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 74.0 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.967 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 18 %
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April 21, 2022

Hi Folks,

If you think Cathedral Ledge is "rock solid", you might think again... The big news recently is a major rockfall on Cathedral Ledge that took out the bottom of Retaliation and made a mess of the trails between the starts of Ventilator and Three Birches. Lots of boulders, dirt and trees knocked down.

IMO it isn't a good idea to wander around down there. In addition, access across the upper ledge past the Barber Wall to get to Upper Refuse is quite treacherous. Not just for the traversee, but also for any people that might be below. Some work has been done, but there will need to be some more before it's safe overall. A lot of cats & dogs kind of rain would really help clean things up.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20220421/Retaliation_1.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20220421/Retaliation_2.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20220421/Retaliation_3.jpg
The weather has really been up and down over the past week but folks want to climb regardless! So here's a picture of an intrepid party on Thin Air in the snow. There was another on what I think was Women In Love the same day as well as one on The Prow. YIKES...

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20220421/ThinAir.jpg

SOME LOCAL/NATIONAL PANDEMIC THOUGHTS:
Sure, not as many people are dying from COVID, but you can still get pretty sick. Plus if you get it you run the risk of getting "long COVID" which is no fun at all! A 33 year old Federal Judge from FL has ruled that people can fly and use public transportation maskless. Go figure! I'm wearing mine folks. Honestly I have no intention of taking any risks at this stage of the game.

New Hampshire:
0 New deaths reported
2,525 Active cases
108 Current hospitalizations for COVID
2,472 Total deaths due to COVID-19

United States:
Confirmed: 80,850,913
Deaths: 990,677

Global:
Confirmed: 507,589,936
Deaths: 6,211,146

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

OUR ONLY WAY OUT IS IF YOU GET VACCINATED, WHERE RECOMMENDED PLEASE STILL WEAR A MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS!

REMEMBER - WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

VALLEY CYCLING:
Trails in general are excellent on East and West sides. Sure, there is a little mud in the regular places, but overall the riding is good here in the Valley. Not so good u in Gorham and the like and Kingdom Trails is still closed. But overall there is plenty to keep you occupied in the woods.

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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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