Thanks for the open invite. I'll take a rain check. Your post in the get together thread got me remembering. A buddy and I did a nice loop over Garfield, Lincoln, and Lafayette? and back the valley some years ago. We bivied in the trees near the summit of Lafayette?. The morning brought a complete whiteout in the clouds, a little way down trail we came to an open ridge where the wind carried long streams of cloud all around us and the rocks with no view below or anywhere. We sat there for a long while, it was really neat. I also recall a day long past with my father near the summit of Washington one November. Again a windy whiteout but now just below freezing. A thick layer of flaky hoar frost formed very quickly in huge 3 or 4 inch crystals all over the rocks. A totally surreal sort of landscape. The White Mnts. are a great spot, and they get some real weather.
Have a nice trip, Eric