1-13-10 and 1-14-10 Overnight Winter Camping

Tanner took a three day mountaineering course with us a few weeks ago. You might spot him in my blog from climbing Willey’s Slide. He expressed an interest in completing a Presidential Traverse, which is quite an undertaking in winter! To prepare him for that type of a trip we started with an overnight below tree-line.

The access road was gated a mile from the trailhead, so we started our hike there.

Flat terrain made traveling quick... a good warm up while snowshoeing...

After reaching the trailhead it was another mellow 2 miles to camp, at Shelter #1.

We opted for sleeping in the three walled shelter and settled in for negative 15 degree temps...

The next morning came with clearer conditions and we broke down our camp after breakfast...

Tanner got used to the weight of his pack, as evidenced by a quick hike back out to the trail head. We are planning on an overnight at or above tree-line soon, followed by a full on Presi-traverse later in the season! Stay tuned, and see you again soon Tanner!

About David Lottmann

David has devoted his entire adult life to climbing - pushing his grade on recreational objectives and working as a professional mountain guide. After a stint in the United States Marine Corp, he was hired as a rock and ice instructor and since has expanded his repertoire to include alpine, skiing and avalanche education. David is an aspirant Rock Guide through the American Mountain Guide Association [AMGA], an American Institute for Avalanche Awareness and Education [AIARE] Course Leader, holds a Wilderness First Responder [WFR] and is a volunteer member of Mountain Rescue Service [MRS] and Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue [AVSAR]. In his free time, you will find David blogging, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, sharing micro-brews with friends or in the kitchen working on a new recipe in his home town of Conway, New Hampshire. He resides there with his wife, Michelle, his son, Alex and daughter, Madalena.
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