Nine of us ventured out to Mt. Washington with the forecast a bit sketchy for travelling and the snow expected to turn to rain in the evening. What we found was lots of great fresh snow and more continuing throughout the day. The trees were plastered with snow and beautiful. Not many snowshoe trails were open, so we started on Great Big View. This did not provide any view, given the heavy snowfall, but was a work out as we ascended the steep path. We returned to Raven Lodge for lunch out of the snow and wind, before heading out in the afternoon on Snow Paws. This started downhill, winding along a narrow path between trees bent over with snow. We continued until the trail was closed because the trail groomer had fallen through the snow and into the creek below – definitely early season conditions still. The snow was wonderful and the day invigorating, but it was easy to get very wet. 4.9 km, 2½ hours without lunch.
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