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PostSun Dec 02, 2018 1:09 pm 
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To be fair, Mahousic Notch is just over the border into  ME on the AT. But the west end of the  Mahousic range is in NH. Mahousic Notch is known for wildly slowing down through-hikers who are used to  rapid travel. I recall passing big loaded frame packs up and down and across the  jumble of boulders the trail goes through. I did it as a teen but it remains memorable. Old Speck, just to the east of the  notch, is another  really nice hike though you have to  climb the lookout to get good 360 views.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoosuc_Notch
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PostSun Dec 02, 2018 1:56 pm 
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^ That looks like fun! Unfortunately, I'm too far from New Hampshire to do more than the occasional hike there. I might have to plan a trip next year and hit a few of these spots.

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PostSun Dec 02, 2018 1:59 pm 
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The Baldfaces were also great.  Right around the nh-me border.
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PostSun Dec 02, 2018 3:31 pm 
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Yes. They can be combined with the Carter range too...
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I have vivid memories of ice climbing in Huntington's Ravine, in winter, on Mt Washington, a very shady, very cold place.  Belaying a leader meant 45 minutes of zero movement for the belayer--while, off to the northeast, it was gloriously sunny over at the Wildcat Ski Area, with so many skiers making turns in that wonderful sun.  I think it was then that I decided to dump ice climbing and take up downhill skiing!  I even learned how to ski what was called 'loud powder' which was another form of ice--but no long belays!  I was really happy to depart New England for good!
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PostMon Dec 03, 2018 4:38 pm 
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"Loud powder." That's a new one for  me. I always like the official snow reports that said  "frozen  granular." Which was distinct from "ice" in that it wasn't "water ice," and could theoretically break up into "loose granular" if it would  ever just thaw.

We used to gauge what our skiing for the day would be like by listening to the sound of the turns happening on the  hill above when  we got out of the car :-)
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