[at-l] Snowshoes?

Tom McGinnis sloetoe at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 23 08:20:48 CST 2010

### That's jus'  *nuts*! I've run up from Montreat twice in February, once when it was *hot*, and once when it was *flooding*. (Yes, "flooding." Like hiking through a giant slushie, uphill.) Mt. Mitchell is more boscoe than I give it credit for.... Maybe kinda like Rogers, or Roan, or Washington, or Katahdin. Maybe. Or Mooselauke. Or (yes, Dee) Monadnock.

--- On Wed, 12/22/10, L. Clayton Parker <l.clayton.parker at gmail.com> wrote:

> If it is anything like last year, the snow below about 5,000 feet
> experienced repeated melts and was not powder except for the fresh layer
> on top. Crampons are all you will need for that. Above 5,000 feet last
> year it never got above freezing, the snow accumulated all winter and
> remained powder until March or so. At about 5,500 drifts were ranging
> well over 6 feet and as I said earlier, the snowshoes were postholing. 

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