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Quack
11-10-2005, 05:10 PM
Anyone have a good "1st time on showshoes" hike? Something uphill would be cool....

sp1936
11-10-2005, 07:04 PM
Green Hills (http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/newhampshire/preserves/art315.html)
East Ledges of Mt. Hedgehog (http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain/recreation/hiking/hedgehog.pdf)
Aqueduct Loop at Great Glen (http://www.greatglentrails.com/winter.html)


Steve

sapblatt
11-10-2005, 09:56 PM
Mount Willard was my first - very doable - and great views if you pick a better day than I did!
Should be broken out too - which makes it a lot easier for the first time.
Have fun!

Michelle
11-11-2005, 06:46 AM
My first snowshoe hike was up Mt. Morgan, fit perfect after a big snowstorm, nice views but just becareful if you go midweek after a snowstorm, that parking lot doesn't get much attention from the plowtruck until after all the roads are clear, we had to do a little car pushing after our hike!! :)

But Willard is a great straightforward uphill hike too!

Have fun!

five_head
11-11-2005, 07:57 AM
Any suggestions for the ADKs?

Rob S
11-11-2005, 08:47 AM
Any suggestions for the ADKs?

1st time on snowshoes hike? Mt Jo or Noonmark are fun if you don't care about a 46er. A snowshoe to Marcy Dam is good for beginners, and you can always continue on to hike Phelps if you are feeling good. Or head into Avalanche Pass for spectacular scenery. The Copperas Pond area is another option. Cascade is an easy summer hike, never did it myself in winter, ........ so that may be another choice if you want a 46er. You can always turn back if conditions are too tough.

Tom Rankin
11-11-2005, 08:56 AM
1st time on snowshoes hike? Mt Jo or Noonmark are fun if you don't care about a 46er. A snowshoe to Marcy Dam is good for beginners, and you can always continue on to hike Phelps if you are feeling good. Or head into Avalanche Pass for spectacular scenery. The Copperas Pond area is another option. Cascade is an easy summer hike, never did it myself in winter, ........ so that may be another choice if you want a 46er. You can always turn back if conditions are too tough.

Cascade (and a quick side trip to Porter) are not too bad in Winter. There is a fair amount of elevation gain, but the whole round trip to both peaks is just over 6 miles.

I just want to point out that every dog has its day. Any mountain can be a tough, treacherous hike in the Winter. Do not underestimate them, be prepared for the worst.

If you want to read more about 'lowly Cascade', click here:

http://vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4593&highlight=lowly+cascade

If anyone is interested in Winter Catskill hiking, there are a lot of 'easy' (in comparison) winter hikes down here.

Quack
11-12-2005, 03:58 PM
Thanks all!