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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #435 on: May 12, 2017, 08:38:09 PM »
We keep going through rain and sun, but things dry out quickly.
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #436 on: May 30, 2017, 07:53:20 PM »
rain DAMNIT rain!!!
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Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Reply #437 on: January 13, 2018, 12:02:35 PM »
Dropped from 50 degrees, very foggy and raining at Cathedral Ledge at 9 AM, to cloudy and 35 at noon. The Saco water level is VERY high, approaching spring thaw levels. The old sand pit across from Hussey Field is flooded. Drove over by Cathedral Ledge on way back from gym. Barber Wall ice seems gone, Goofers is over 50% gone, Diagonal & Mordor are mostly gone! Whitehorse was covered in snow but now almost clear!

Predictions are for temps to drop to teens by mid afternoon. If you are thinking that this will allow for ice climbing on Sunday, be aware that EVERYTHING is severely undermined and unbounded. It would be smart to wait until at least Tuesday, and even then be cautious.

Someone PM'ed me regarding climbing today-tomorrow:
As someone pointed out the upper ice on Willard might still be climbable. However the question is about getting there. The hike down the tracks all this week was a wallow. With whatever snow is left being completely undermined, it's likely going to be worse. I walked out into my back yard and it was a mess. The lower Hitchcock gully will likely be pouring water, even tomorrow, so be prepared with hard shell clothing and multiple pair of gloves. I would also bet that the walkout through the woods to the trail would be horrible, and you would want to bring Micro Spikes for the bowling alley that the Willard trail would be. RE Shoestring... Everything I said about Willard applies in spades. 2 daze ago the hike in and out was heinous. The Webster Trail was not packed and it took my friend hours to get off.

There was a rescue call out yesterday for some AMC hikers trapped by rising rivers. Don't be one of those... WORD!!!
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