Created from 6 pictures from Giant Ledge

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The week of March 1st began on Sunday with temperatures in the high 20's and light snow beginning at about 7:00 AM as predicted. The snow continued throughout the day making roadways slippery and causing several accidents. The snow is forecast to continue through Monday morning but will taper off after midnight. Once the snow clears Monday will see temperatures in the mid 20's with sunny skies. Tuesday the temperatures will remain about the same but snow showers roll in by the afternoon. Snow will hang around on Wednesday but the temperature will rise into the high 30's. By Thursday the temperature will again dip into the high teens with cloudy skies. On Friday the temperature will rise a few degrees and the skies should be sunny. Saturday starts a string of days with sunny skies and temperatures rising into the mid to high 30's. Anyone hiking on should be prepared for lower temperatures at the trailhead and on the peaks! The recent storms have made snowshoes mandatory for any serious hiking on the peaks or, for that matter, in most of valleys! When parking to hike, be sure you are out of the way of snow plows and do not park in places where they must turn around. 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!

Friday: January 2nd: Jenny Lane Loop
Sunday: January 11th: Frick and Hodge Pond Loop
Thursday: January 15th: First Snowshoe: Frick Pond Loop
Friday: January 16th: Frick Pond: Loggers Loop
Monday: January 19th: Minnewaska: Dickie Barre and Old Minnewaska Trail
Friday: January 23rd: Mohonk: Spring Farm and Chapel Trail
Sunday: February 1st: Mohonk: Coxing and Old Minnewaska Trail
Wednesday: February 4th: Round Top
Thursday: February 5th: Frick Pond Snowshoe
Saturday: February 7th: Round Top Snowshoe
Tuesday: February 10th: Round Top Snowshoe
Tuesday: February 17th: Frick Pond Snowshoe
Wednesday: February 18th: Frick Pond Snowshoe
Sunday: February 22nd: Frick Pond Snowshoe
Tuesday: February 25th: Trout Pond Snowshoe


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