View Full Version : Current reports on snow depths in different areas of Whites??

02-17-2007, 01:12 PM
I'm planning to hike Sandwich Mountain tomorrow with a group of 5 or 6. We expect to break trail even if others have been through as TR's indicate blowing snow. I'm wondering in particular about snow depths in Waterville Valley area with a view to deciding whether to bring my 25" or 30" snowshoes. Of course if this develops into a thread reporting snow depths in and around the Whites in general that's a good thing too.

Looking forward to reading TR's tonight on everyone's adventures!

02-17-2007, 01:35 PM
I'm just 6 miles away from WV and I have around 14 to 16 inches at the house. I did see three cars in the trailhead parking lot after I skied today so I suspect that the trail will be broken. I have found that my 30" snowshoes are a tad too big for smaller trails that I am climbing, rather than a wide open logging road. Therefore, I would take the 25". Of course you could take both and leave one pair in the car after checking out the conditions.

02-17-2007, 05:21 PM
Definetly bring the larger ones. There is 2-4 feet of powder snow in the mountains depending on where you go. Sandwhich probably has almost 3 feet because of reports by Waterville Valley. -Mattl

02-17-2007, 05:47 PM
There is a trail condition report for the Mount Tecumseh Trail that mentions 1-2 feet of snow and some deeper drifting near the top.

02-17-2007, 05:58 PM
Does anybody have information concerning Franconia Notch trails? I'm particularly interested in Liberty Springs, Franconia Ridge, and Flume Slide.

It looks like tomorrow is going to be a Flume - Liberty day.