The Pit


There’s always a lot written in the daily avalanche advisory, but there’s usually much more discussion that can’t possibly fit. So after a few months of back and forth we’ve decided to carve out a spot here online to accomodate that overflow of information. Somedays it will be a short video, maybe a paragraph discussing hoar frost or how graupel is affecting stability.  And then on other times we just have something interesting about the mountain that’s pent up inside itching to get out and The Pit, a hole dug to seek information and answers to questions, is the best place to let it sing.   So….welcome to “The Pit“.

Cutler-The life of an avalanche dog. Thanks buddy for 14 great years

One of the greatest and saddest things in life is having a dog. They look to you with all their heart and then they leave us when the bond is strongest.  “Cutler” came into my life as an 8 week old puppy and left 14 years and 1 month later.  Many believe their dogs are […]

Lion Head Trail snowfield 5-5-2015

I took a walk up the Lion Head Trail today to see how close we are to being able to switch from the Winter Route to the summer trail. It’s going to be some time yet due to the amount of snow still sitting on the traverse at treeline.

4/22/2015 Little Headwall & Exiting the Ravine

We’ve moved to recommending the hiking trail as the best descent route from the Bowl. Here’s a short video showing the conditions of the Little Headwall. The streambed up above, from the floor to Connection Cache, is completely melted out. This means you can’t get from the bowl to the Little Headwall without using the […]

Winter and the Weekend Update return with a vengeance!

Winter and the Weekend Update return with a vengeance!

Thanks to the large amount of messages we have received answering our request for Weekend Update feedback.  Specifically, your thoughts about us discontinuing the Friday blog style product.  We are still evaluating all the responses to decide if we will provide this tool next fall and winter. However, we have decided to return it for […]

March 29, 2015 First person narrative of Lip avalanche

Over the last 24 hours or so, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on the events that took place yesterday. There are a variety of pieces to this puzzle, so in this post I want to simply describe what took place from my perspective. Perhaps soon I’ll talk about the rest of the day’s events, […]

March 29, 2015: Multiple Avalanches on Mt. Washington

March 29, 2015: Multiple Avalanches on Mt. Washington

The date does not escape my attention. March 29, 2014 was the day of an unusual and large avalanche on the summit cone of Mt. Washington, narrowly missing several groups of hikers and skiers. On March 29, 2015, several avalanches occurred on Mt. Washington and Mt. Monroe. Four of these were human triggered. Only one […]