Rescued hiker says White Mountains are out | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

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What brand and model of snowshoes broke?   How bad could the break be that it couldn’t be fixed with the all-essential backup ziptie ( it was just one shoe)  to be able to move through the snow?  Where can we find out the answer?  Clarkie, Guthook? Help!

“I think I’m done with the Whites for now,” Embrey said from his home in Buxton on Saturday, the day after guides with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department had to rescue him near the summit of Mount Lafayette, bringing him a replacement showshoe and helping him find his way back to the trail.

Rescued hiker says White Mountains are out | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

3 thoughts on “Rescued hiker says White Mountains are out | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

  1. I’m going to try not to call this guy a goon, but a solo hike on Franconia Ridge in winter, when you don’t know the area well enough to know that high winds should be expected up there doesn’t seem to me like the best idea. Also, claiming that the Adirondacks have better weather than the Whites seems silly to me, too. Any high mountains have worse weather than lower, flatter terrain. The time I’ve been to the Daks in the past five years, I got totally rained out for the entire two days I was there. That’s worse than my weather record in the Whites. Does that mean the Whites have better weather in general?

    I don’t know what kind of snowshoes broke, although the ones in the picture look like Tubbs or LL Bean.

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