Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Hello Mr. Blue Sky: An Afternoon on Franconia Ridge

Somethings are worth waiting for. As I've posted before, you take what the Weather Gods give you. Today it's snowing up here in the Whites and the next few days don't look all the promising. But yesterday...yesterday was a day worth waiting for. We went up above treeline following the popular hike up the Falling Waters Trail to Little Haystack, then crossed Franconia Ridge over Lincoln, Truman and Lafayette. It was simply stunning. And although it was winter conditions, we still had the best day to be up here. The wind wasn't all that strong and the cold, well, it wasn't all that cold either. It was cold enough for me to wear a hat and gloves but not cold enough for Atticus's boots or his body suit. We saw not a soul all day. There's something great about having this ridge to yourself, even in winter conditions. Enjoy the photos by clicking here.

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