Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of April 12th began with a beautiful, sunny day on Sunday . Temperatures started in the mid 20's but quickly roSe to the mid 60's as the sun shone brightly. The forecast for Monday through Thursday is for more bright and sunny days with highs in the low 60's or high 50's. The low temperatures at night will barely bet down to freezing. The forecast for Friday calls for cloudy skies and a passing shower. Saturday will see more rain in the morning with clouds in the afternoon with a high of 59 degrees. This forecast makes it hard to predict the trail conditions anywhere. There is still enough snow to make snowshoes a good idea for hiking on the peaks and even on many of the other trails in the area. Trails that are packed hard in the morning may soften with increasing temperatures throughout the day. Crampons or spikes may be required in spots as the trail thaw and then refreeze. Many of the trails have many postholes from hikers too ignorant or inconsiderate to wear snowshoes! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Sunday: March 8th: Frick Pond Snowshoe
Tuesday: March 10th: Giant Ledge
Wednesday: March 11th: Frick Pond Snowshoe
Friday: March 13th: Balsam Lake from Millbrook
Sunday: March 15th: WTC Kickoff
Thursday: March 19th: Big Pond to Little Pond Loop
Tuesday: March 24th: Cabot Mt from Beech Hill Road
Friday: March 27th: Frick Pond with Bryce
Saturday: March 28th: Long Pond Lollipop loop
Monday: March 30th: Frick and Hodge Ponds: Flynn and Quick Lake
Wednesday: April 1st: Hunter from Spruceton
Monday: April 6th: Frick Pond: Quick Lake and Logger's Loop
Sunday: April 12th: Westkill
Monday: April 13th: Trout Pond Loop


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