We returned to Mt Washington on a day with a skiff of fresh snow on a very good base and mild conditions. We had four in the cross-country ski group and six in the snowshoe group, all starting at Raven Lodge. The skiers headed out along Paradise Meadows to the Far East trail, returning to the Lodge for lunch. The snowshoers crossed the Meadows and headed up the summer trail to Battleship Lake. One person had a snowshoe malfunction, but continued walking on the well-packed path without any problem. After crossing the Lake and the next rise, they made the steep descent to Helen Mackenzie Lake and stopped for lunch. They then continued across Helen Mackenzie Lake and followed the summer trail back down to the Ponds area and back to the Lodge. 7.5 km; 3½ hours.
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Thanks to Norris, Vic and Les for the photos