Sunday, December 30, 2018

Return to Pierce and Eisenhower

Today we hiked to Mts Pierce and Eisenhower via the Crawford Path. It was interesting to return to both summits in the winter, having been to both in late summer as part of the Presidential Traverse. It was a classic winter hike with a firm monorail the entire way which was easily navigated with microspikes. The distance was 10 miles which we completed in 5 hours, which is much faster than we can do in the summer. Hiking the White Mountains is definitely easier when all the rocks and roots are covered in snow.

The good weather attracted many hikers and it was busy on the trail. We met some really nice people, including some four-legged hikers. Temperatures were warmer than expected and the winds very light so we were able to spend time on both summits.

We were back to the Highland Center by 2:30pm and were able to finish our lunch and relax by the fire before heading to pick up our friend Mesa who spend the day at Karla's Pet Redevous.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Another puzzle

Last night we tackled another fiendish jigsaw puzzle. This time the subject matter made it a little easier, but the pieces were still very small and unusually shaped. And no straight edges of corners either!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Traditional Christmas puzzle

It wouldn't be Christmas without a
jigsaw puzzle. This one from Janel and Michael was a challenge but we were able to complete it in one evening. There were no two pieces with the same shape and none had a straight edge. We started in the middle.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Kick-off for Christmas

Tonight we went to the "Christmas in Song" event at the Watch Hill chapel. We dodged the rain showers and enjoyed solos, choral singing and hand bell ringing. Merry Christmas to you all!