Conditions were ideal for the third annual Frozen Buns campout in the White Mountains of New Hampshire April 20-22: temperatures well above zero, only a passing snow squall or two, and plenty of firewood. The Frozen Buns is the first club-sanctioned camping trip of the year with predictably chilly temperatures and no crowds or bugs. The high peaks around the Barnes Field Campground in Pinkham Notch were snow-covered and a brilliant white, but there was enough bare ground at the campsite for five tents. Roads were dry.

Hardy Group!

Unlike the Downeast Rally, these informal club camping trips are not all-inclusive. Campers bring their own food and supplies, with the club picking up the cost of firewood and the camping fees. But lucky for us, Leah took the time to smoke chicken and ribs in advance and provided an impressive sausage-and-eggs breakfast on Sunday morning. By pooling our resources we had a bounty of excellent food and drink.


This year’s group included Ed Perry, Mike Palmer, Ken Gaudin, Leah Mahoney, and Scott Gibson. We hope more club members will consider joining us in 2019. The next outing is June 22 through 24 at Rangeley Lake State Park.