Monthly Archives: February 2013

Above Tree Line: February

The winter world on Mt. Washington’s eastern slope was in black and white on Tuesday, when David and I fulfilled our intention to get above tree line for February.  We hiked into the alpine zone at the base of Tuckerman’s … Continue reading

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Jackson XC

David and I have been staying in the White Mountains for the last several days, cross-country skiing at Jackson XC, “The #1 Cross Country Ski Area in the Eastern United States,” according to their tag line.  Jackson has long been … Continue reading

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Once Again

“Look at that tree,” David said.  We’d been following the snowmobile trail that runs past our house for several miles, the fresh snow well packed for our cross-country skis.  “It looks like a tree in England.” The oak tree does … Continue reading

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Blizzard

I couldn’t ski the winter after Eric died.  He had once said about me, “Grace would choose cross-country skiing above everything except her children,” and he’d been right.  Though I had started as a downhill skier (I cut insignias and … Continue reading

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