Mt Chocorua 12/18

8:40 p.m. on December 22, 2010 (EST)
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We started our day, leaving Maine at 4am. At about 7:30, we were the only people in the parking lot, and it was a toasty 9*F. Didn't end up needing the ropes on the way up - wanted to do some ice climbing, maybe belay a couple of pitches, but the ice was too new - kept breaking off in plates whenever we'd try to anchor or dig the ice axe in. Better safe then sorry, packs were light, only about 25lbs.
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The falls, which we climbed beside for about a 1/2 mile, were absolutely beautiful
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By 9am things were starting to warm up a bit, about 16*F, so it was time to peel back the layers
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Views from the summit were great. No wind at all, clear day, unlimited visibility.
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12:04 p.m. on December 23, 2010 (EST)
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Awesome pics of the falls.  Thanks for sharing!

1:43 p.m. on December 23, 2010 (EST)
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Nice shots, I like the view of the other mountains in the last shot!

3:42 p.m. on December 28, 2010 (EST)
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Glad you were able to make the trip, and that your friend came through as well! I hope to get into mountaineering someday, have a few other life goals to reach before I will have the time or money though :)

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