While Mike was helping a couple tie the knot on the 2800′ Mt Willard, Redline Guide Ken Hodges was leading one returning guest across the street on an attempt of the 4310′ Mt Pierce — one of New Hampshire’s 48* 4000-footers (*subject to change). If you read that other article, you know the wind was howling. The temperatures weren’t very cold, though, but the windchill greatly affected that in open spaces, of course. Avoiding open spaces made sense. It’s why Ken ended up doing Pierce. You see, they were going to make an attempt on Washington, but that would have been dangerous and therefore unwise. Good call.
Congratulations on your summit, gentlemen. Great job, Ken.