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04-01-2007, 06:26 PM
I am planning a trip to the White Mtns early in June and was wondering what I can expect for conditions above 5,000' in the Presidential Range this time of year. Snow...Ice???? Will crampons be needed? What is the temperature usually like around this area? Similar to ADK high peaks conditions?
04-01-2007, 06:48 PM
cold and wet. i wouldn't take any kind of traction device.
04-01-2007, 09:33 PM
I was there about 2 years ago around the sametime. There were only a couple of patches of snow left (about 50' across), nothing to talk about. The nights were cool, and day time temps were around mid 60's. We stayed in the huts so I really didn't get a feel how cold it was at night.
04-02-2007, 11:02 AM
Yes - what others have said. We did this trip annually for a number of years. Snow in the ravines, and a few patches elsewhere. Hope for some wind, because the black flies can be bad. Also try to find out when Bike week is in NH. If you want to avoid crowds on Washington, avoid being there during bike week. Have a great trip.
04-02-2007, 12:53 PM
Thats a good point. We set out to hit Washington on Fri morning, instead on going the other way that would have put us there in the Eve. Be ready to share a summit with people eating ice cream cones (etc). :banghead:
04-02-2007, 03:47 PM
As others have said, it may be cold and windy but snow and ice shouldn’t be an issue.
If you are spending a week in NH I would suggest being flexible on the day/s you hike the Presi’s. If this is your first time in that area it can be difficult to navigate above treeline in poor visibility. You’ll want to wait for a good day. If you’re planning on hiking the northern presidentials I would suggest a good sturdy sole boot as you’ll be rock hopping all day. Your feet will take a beating on the “rock pile” that is the northern presi’s.
There’s a lot to see and do up there, let me know if you would like additional info.
It looks like you’ll miss the road race (http://www.mountwashingtonroadrace.com) by a couple of weeks.
Take a look at last June's (http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/f6/2006/06.pdf)weather.
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