A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Mt Moosilauke

March 12, 2011
Emilie Phillips

This was my 19th ski trip of the year.

Tyson led an AMC ski trip up Mt Moosilauke. This would be our third attempt at summiting in winter on skis. It was a mixed group – some telemark skiers, some AT skiers, and one split boarder. It rained Friday, and there was a chance of rain Saturday, so conditions were a little questionable. The parking lot was nice and sunny, but the mountain was hidden in a nasty looking cloud. We tromped our way up the carriage road, which at times can seem interminable. Most of the way up, we disappeared into the cloud. It wasn’t that cold or even too windy until near the very top. We did have to ditch our skis and hike the last bit, but we made it to the summit. Coming back down, the snow was firm fast, and possibly icy. I had a ball and was skiing reasonably for the conditions. We had a few other people resort to snow plowing or side slipping most of the way down.


Only a few of the 198 photos we took.