Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Hampshire shenanigans....

Back from ice climbing trip 2009... :-D

Day #1: Woke up at the crack of dawn to catch our flight, got into NH at about noon(?) and did all the grocery shopping and got settled into our cozy little cabin. Managed to hop on the ice for a little while at an area right next to the highway. Here's me sinking/walking to the climbs...

We went to a slide show/dry tool competition that night which was a lot of fun. It was held in a rock gym and they had these special "holds" that mimicked ice. So, you could practice ice climbing in a rock gym...bizarre, but very very cool.

Day #2: We went to a gorgeous area (of which my awesome memory can't remember the name...). We were pretty much the first one's there and the last one's to leave. Yea, we were a bit tired afterwards... Pics from Day #2:

Day #3: We woke up to rain. :( Not a lot but just enough to scare us. But we had some breakfast at Peaches (one must never go to N. Conway and not experience a Peaches breakfast) and things were looking good. So, we got on the ice again for a while. We also tried out dry tooling, which was a first for me. Basically, what it is is ice climbing sans ice. Me attempting the art of dry tooling:

Another climb from Day #3:

Soooo, we got done with the climbing and headed back to return our gear, eat, and make the 2 hour drive to the airport to catch our plane at 7:40pm. Well, a bit of better time management would've been very nice because after our nice dessert...we realized we needed to BOOK it to the airport. Not even out of N. Conway, we got pulled over. Thank god we didn't get a ticket, but the officer was nice enough to take his sweet time giving Adam a summons. We got to the airport at 7:20pm(!!!) and if that wasn't stressful enough...I booked the wrong flight AND there were no seats left AND that was the last flight out. Anyways, I'm not sure how I made it with 2 people on standby ahead of me...but by miracle, I got on the flight.

And that concludes ice trip 2009. Stay tuned for 2010...