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Trail Conditions in the Whites?

Postby cwoods17 » Sat May 21, 2011 5:22 pm

Any info?
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Re: Trail Conditions in the Whites?

Postby nartreb » Sat May 21, 2011 9:10 pm

Yep.

http://www.trailsnh.com/

Short version: snow is not really a factor except in places like Tuckerman Ravine where it gets REALLY deep in the winter. Ravine conditions

Expect snow to linger a few more days in high shady spots like the Twinway, but you probably don't need snowshoes anywhere.

Right now a bigger factor is thunderstorms. Check the forecast before heading above treeline, and check the river gauges if you're planning any significant stream crossings

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/ ... recast.php

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nh/nwis/current/?type=flow
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Re: Trail Conditions in the Whites?

Postby cwoods17 » Mon May 23, 2011 3:20 pm

Thanks, that's really helpful.
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Re: Trail Conditions in the Whites?

Postby AlexeyD » Mon May 23, 2011 5:05 pm

As a sampling: we did the Ammonosuc Ravine-Jewell Trail loop via Mount Washington yesterday. The Jewell Trail was completely snow-free with minimal mud (mainly in the flat sections close to the trailhead), while the Ammo had a few "mandatory" snow patches shortly before the Lakes of the Clouds hut, but nothing warranting any gear, though poles were helpful on a few of the more slippery patches. I suspect that much of this will be gone within the next week or so. In general, I was surprised at how little mud there was, given all the recent rain. Lots of running water, though! In general, it's a nice time to be in the mountains, if you can find good weather...
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Re: Trail Conditions in the Whites?

Postby mwmilling » Tue May 31, 2011 12:26 am

Howker Ridge trail up Mt Madison was in great shape on Saturday 5/28; some mud at the lower points, almost zero snow, bugs in full force. Other hikers said there was no snow on Valley Way up Adams.
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Re: Trail Conditions in the Whites?

Postby thecroce » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:03 am

Did Lion's Head Trail (Mt. Washington) on the 31st, the conditions overall on the trails are perfect, though as mentioned above thunderstorms abound. I think Tuckerman Ravine Trail is still closed due to snow conditions, though it didnt look terribly bad.
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