Beautiful, clear and COLD.

Some ice and snow on the trails - Cedar Brook in particular has some icy patches - and incomplete freezing made some of the water-crossings a bit interesting (enough ice to make finding the stepping stones hard, but not enough solid ice to walk right across).

Poles and traction (yaktrax or the like) were helpful, but it's bare-bootable to the South summit. Themos of hot cocoa also cam in handy.