Extra Caution Urged in White Mountains Due to Deep Snowpack

With the constantly changing winter conditions and various school vacations underway, the N.H. Fish and Game Department, the White Mountain National Forest and the NH Outdoor Council are recommending all outdoor recreationists practice hikeSafe principles during their outdoor pursuits.

The incredible snow cover that Mother Nature has provided in New Hampshire this winter means many backcountry opportunities are available for people to enjoy, including snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, ice climbing, winter camping and snowmobiling.

When people are venturing into the backcountry and mountain regions, Lt. Todd Bogardus of N.H. Fish and Game urges them to follow the hikeSafe Hiker Responsibility Code to help make their adventure a safe one. With the current deep snow cover and winter conditions, visitors to the backcountry need to be mindful of the need to carry extra gear and additional food for the increased exertion of their activities. It's also important to allow additional time to complete your trip. People also need to be keenly aware that weather conditions can change dramatically at any time.

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