A rocky day at Ragged Mountain

Ragged Mountain is a southern New Hampshire ski area with some improvements to make. Although the mountain has some unique features it needs better snow-making and grooming to justify its $70+ lift tickets and to be competitive with local mountains like Mount Sunapee. Ragged Mountain, located in Danbury NH, has 55 trails and 1,250 feet…

An ascent of Shoestring Gully

Ice, snow, rocks, steep pitches and just about anything else you could want from an alpine experience can be found on Shoestring Gully. This multi-pitch ice and snow climb was the perfect way to expand my climbing comfort zone to kick off the winter season. Shoestring Gully is a mixed ice and snow route on…