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.