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(smyth) - F
Northern Vermont conditions? on 03/04/2010 17:08:06 MST Print View

Heading up to Vermont this weekend. Looking to get out for some snowshoeing/hiking around the Waterbury/Camels Hump area.

Has anyone been up that way recently? Curious as to what I should expect to encounter on the ground at lower and higher elevations. Thanks!

Gerry Volpe

Locale: Vermont
Northern Vermont on 03/05/2010 06:51:52 MST Print View

I was up on the hump last month and despite low snow in the valleys it was deep up high. After our dumping of wet snow followed by some rain I would expect lots of refrozen heavy snow that should warm up saturaday with an expected high of 40F. You should be good with descent snowshoes all the way to the summit and have plenty of coverage even low. Have fun.

b s
(smyth) - F
Re: Northern Vermont on 03/05/2010 07:43:15 MST Print View

Thanks Gerry. Exactly the type of info I was looking for. Can't wait to get up there.

Edit: Great fun up in VT. Here's what we experienced on Camels Hump. No problem hiking 95% of the way up on packed trail. We donned our snowshoes for the final summit push just for the extra traction. Microspikes would have been ideal.





Edited by smyth on 03/09/2010 20:51:47 MST.