Shawn and I hiked Mt. Major today. It was a nice day with no wind at the top, which is very unusual but certainly welcome. It was a fairly easy hike made difficult in places by lots of ice. Bring Yaktrax or similar if you plan to hike it.

The start of the trail is already seeing some bare ground. In another month this will become very wet and muddy.

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The trail quickly turns to ice. The Stabilicers make short work of it. Most of the trail was in better condition but there were definitely some spots like this one.

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As has been the case recently, most of the trail was very well packed from other hikers. It has been a while since we have had fresh snow.

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Mt. Major has some cool ledges to climb over. They were pretty well caked with snow but there was still a fair challenge to get up and over because of all the ice.

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The top was reached and we were happy.

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There is a 360* view at the top and it is quite impressive. Seeing Lake winnipesaukee all frozen up is certainly worth the hike.

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I joked that we should camp at the top and start the hike to the next peak in the morning.

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Admiring the view and cooling down after the ascent.

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Some crazy person built a ski ramp at the top. We decided to take turns jumping off of it. I think Shawn went further.

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