Time to break out the microspikes and dust off your sleds because snow has begun to fall here in Pinkham Notch. Three inches of the white stuff is on the ground and temperatures are predicted to remain below or near the freezing mark for the week allowing the current snowfall to stick around with a chance to add some more as we move into this weekend.
Here are 5 things, in addition to your regular hiking preparations, that you should be thinking about as your prepare for a cold-weather outing.
Winter is a great time to get out on trail. Once there is sufficient snowpack and the rocks are covered over, the trails are almost sidewalk-like. Along with these 5 tips, being prepared for the conditions and staying flexible are key to getting home to that hot cocoa. Remember, its not the destination that matters, it is the journey. Make smart decisions and have fun out there!
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