Sunday, January 27, 2008

Boston Globe: A Cautionary Trail

PINKHAM NOTCH - We launched ourselves off the backside of Wildcat Mountain and descended into the wilderness, leaving the chatter of skiers and the whir of the high-speed chairlift behind. We soon entered a world of pure backcountry bliss, where falling snow drifted through the trees, adorning the pine branches around us and adding more cushion to the six inches of powder that had fallen overnight.Several hundred feet and a couple of hairpin turns later, I lay on my belly, skis twisted beneath me.