Today’s Hike = CANCELED

January 3, 2010 · 0 comments

Yup. Canceled I say.  I got to about 2 miles from the trailhead for Plateau & Sugarloaf and the road was snowed under.  I guess Mink Hollow Road is a seasonal road, because there was a big bank of snow plowed to block the road off.

The snow was coming down pretty steadily – there was already an inch or more on the road when I got there.  The plows were out, but the roads were pretty nasty overall.  Besides the extra three miles I would have had to add to the hike, I was more worried about the Mini getting plowed in or enough snow falling that I wouldn’t be able to get out.  I didn’t bring a shovel and haven’t ordered chains for the car yet.

So today’s hike was a bust.  No ego-boosting 9 mountains this vacation for me, but whatever.  Seven is fine, and at least now I know what Mink Hollow Road looks like.  Plateau and Sugarloaf won’t be as easy as I thought – I might even have to hike them separately.

I’m currently at 15/35, with 12 weekends to go.

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