Richard, David, Loren and Gary on Bear Mountain, Connecticut.
Our friend Gary is visiting for the Holidays and what better way to introduce him to hiking the AT than a quick jaunt in snow up Bear Mountain. The hike went very well but on top of Bear the wind was so strong that a 24 F day turned into a -10 F day. I had to weigh down the table top tripod with a rock to stop the camera from blowing away. We lasted maybe ten minutes up there, then retreated to an Appalachian trail lean-to down off the mountain for lunch.