|Cormac N. Griffin measuring the snow|
The snow’s still falling at AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor
Center, and there’s already over 22” of snow on the trails around Pinkham
Notch! Hermit Lake and the summit of
Mount Washington reported 20” of snow before 9 am this morning, while Wildcat
Ski Resort (http://www.skiwildcat.com) reported
27” in the past 24 hours at 1:29 pm today.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 4 pm today, while strong winds
throughout the day are forecasted for tonight will scour certain areas and
heavily load snow in lee areas.
Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines had Extreme and High Avalanche Danger today,
and the advice of the US Forest Service Snow Rangers to give the ravines a wide
berth should be followed (http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org).
|Always check the avalanche conditions|
If you’re heading out on any of the trails in the White
Mountains, I highly encourage you to bring your snowshoes and hiking poles for
the winter wonderland. The fresh snow is
atop two feet of packed snow and ice, so crampons and an ice axe are also
recommended for travel in steep terrain and above treeline.
Nemo’s slated to abate this evening in the
White Mountains, and the forecast for Sunday is glorious! The Mount Washington Observatory is calling
for sunny skies and for lessening winds, so grab your gear and come up to
Pinkham Notch to enjoy some truly epic bluebird conditions tomorrow!
|Pinkham Trading Post|
|Plenty of snow to shovel for all|
For further information about staying at AMC’s Joe Dodge
Lodge in Pinkham Notch, The Highland Center in Crawford Notch, or any of the
other AMC Lodges, please contact our Reservations Department at (603)
466-2727. For any trail questions,
contact our Trail Information Desk at (603) 466-2721 ext. 8116.
Cormac N. Griffin
Backcountry Information Specialist
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Appalachian Mountain Club
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