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Re: whites weather
Happy Spring! (is it?)
Matthew asked about appropriate clothing in the Whites for July. I
spend the majority of July & August hiking the Whites every summer and
no two days are alike!
I have always been comfortable hiking in cotton shorts and T-shirt until
reaching the peaks which are undoubtably COLD and WINDY. Bring
windpants and polartec and mittens/gloves (yes, even in July!). One
word about the Whites -- I have never spend more than 3 days there
without a significant downpour. Rain gear and good groundcloth is
Be sure you have sturdy boots, especially if you are spending a whole
month there. Lightweight summer hikers will not cut it in the rocky
terrain of the Presendentials.
Some people complain about the bugs in NH in July. Being a veteran
Adriondack hiker (home of the world's largest & hungriest black flies),
NH critters don't really bother me. A small bottle of repellent might
not be a bad idea.
So, bottom line, the Whites are hot, sunny, cold, windy and very wet in
July. Sure as hell aren't boring! Have a great time --
GA -> ME 2000