My post begins not far from the
Franconia Notch and Appalachian Trail New Hampshire.
Did somebody mention fresh snow falling? A most perfect day to hit the slopes wouldn't you agree?
As I read Alan's telling description this morning, he does travel into the forecast of upcoming weather, and from my backyard, he's spot on with his winter-fun-moment. Perhaps you have your own opinion of the end of January, or just what this chap is up to, and if you care to share or visit other posts please do here.
Did you notice from our theme photo that the man's clothes appear to be for a warmer skiing climate? Same story holds true for the photo below. By all means, here in Minnesota, the norm is much different for ski apparel.
Come on, let's get ready to go skiing!
It's a hot and skiing time at the Dickinson farm this weekend!
All of these photos are included in a series of a Skiing adventure at Mr. Dickinson's farm in 1939 or 1940.
Can't you just tell what the girl looking at us might be saying?
"I caught you Mr. Photographer, taking our picture, while I was eating a sandwich. Well, a girl has to keep up her strength for the slopes right?"
If you ask me, it must be a warm day out on the slopes, judging by their lack of coats, wouldn't you agree?
Now who is that in the full length fur coat? Mr. Dickinson himself?
This photo says this is Mr. Dickinson, a farmer with his ski tow.
This link shows his draft registration for World War 1, and again link for his draft registration for World War 11
Now this photo looks a bit more like a day out skiing.
Looks like it's been an exhausting day out on the slopes, or perhaps they're just catching some sun rays!
How beautiful are those mountains in the background?
Meet a hired hand, Pat James, at Mr. Dickinson's farm, splitting wood for winter fuel.
A link for Skiing in New Hampshire. The famous, Ice Bar really caught my attention. It reminds me of being at Big Mountain Ski Resort in Whitefish, Montana.
New Hampshire motto,
I believe these photos are a true tribute to "Live Free or Die"