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    There's always Mt Willard too.
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    I like the old wooden snowshoes that are a bit wide up front, but not too wide. So, my recommendation is to start with the left foot.
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    I managed to get Pierce in early in winter while you could still bareboot it. It's a nice hike and pretty easy for the Presidentials. You probably wouldn't even need snowshoes if there hasn't been a storm in a few days....Crawford Path gets packed down pretty quickly.

    Say hi to the gray jays if you end up doing the hike....tell them they owe me a cliff bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojonh View Post
    I managed to get Pierce in early in winter while you could still bareboot it. It's a nice hike and pretty easy for the Presidentials. You probably wouldn't even need snowshoes if there hasn't been a storm in a few days....Crawford Path gets packed down pretty quickly.

    Say hi to the gray jays if you end up doing the hike....tell them they owe me a cliff bar
    Yes, we actually used microspikes on the way up Crawford path and then used snowshoes on the way down via Edmands -- HOWEVER, there were others using snowshoes....so while you may not actually need them for posthole-avoidance purposes, you can still use them to practice with. If you get up there and are too worn out and need a break, then you could take them off and carry them back (as long as the trail is packed enough).

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