5,260 ft / 1,603 m
Dec 12, 2011
Argh, it was tough. I was trying to get as many as I could done (trying to get to 100 4000-footers for the year), but the snow slowed me down a little. Although I was expecting to be out this long, I ended up hiking in the wrong direction down off Lafayette, back towards Garfield. I then hiked down and hitched to my car. I was out just over 23hrs.
4,024 ft / 1,227 m
Nov 07, 2011
Hi There, Thank you! The trails were pretty much covered in snow about a mile into the hike. It went from a few inches to up to 6 inches or so along the North Twin Spur and beyond. These trails are pretty rocky, and the snow has really filled it all in already creating a packed base. We barebooted most of the way though. Monadnock is a really good hike in the winter. Check out my page for the winter hikes I did earlier this year. Tecumseh was fun, we snowshoed it when the snow was ridiculously deep, and the Hancocks were a great solo snowshoe. I'm taking a class in December on winter climbing. I am moving up to crampons and an ice axe this year. Good luck!