#3 Warm Clothing
#4 Extra Food and Water
#6 Matches/ Fire Starter
#7 First Aid Kit
#9 Rain/Wind Jacket & Pants
But… I am not a wimp. What bolstered my confidence was going with 3 other women.
As we settled into our room, choose our bunk beds, S pulled a power strip out of her backpack, “I thought we needed this for all our toys.” And we did.
Down the road, stands the Mt. Washington Hotel, a grand old lady built in 1902. Composed of 2,000 doors, 1200 windows, 200,000 square feet of wood flooring, 11 miles of plumbing pipe and 2,000,000 square feet of lumber and… a SPA. The answer came to us.
Grey nails, blue nails and a massage are good preparation for breaking trail in 3 ft. high snow. I believe, it increased our chances of getting to the top of Mt. Willard.
* The 10 Essentials are posted by the AMC (American Mountaineering Club ) in places like the back of bathroom doors, bulletin boards throughout the Lodge and on the dinner table.