"Snorting Snow Flakes!" (pictures)
-NH group hike. Scott and I met Laurie, Russ and Marcus in Twin Mountain. The plan was to park on the Haystack road and make a walk to the North Twin Trail head and then take the Fire Warden's trail to the summit of Mt. Hale. I had no knowledge of this route or of this mountain even. So I really had no idea what exactly we were doing. As we drove from Farmington the weather wasn't looking too promising with thick clouds and snow flurries. We passed Chocorua Lake where they were setting up for a dog sledding race. We met at a plowed parking lot a few hundred feet from the Haystack road as it was not plowed at all. We made our greetings, discussed the plan, geared up and headed out around 9:00am!