Trip Report    

Basic Snowshoe - Kendall First Knob

Beautiful sunny day with 12” of fresh, powdery snow to play in

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The forest service road/trail up to First Kendall Knob already had a track from Monday after the 12” of new snow from the weekend. Most of the route is heavily forested so that steeper slopes are well anchored. There is one stretch above the sharp hairpin turn around 4,100’ where the storm snow had slid and built up across the road during the weekend storm. Snowpack danger rating for Tuesday was Moderate. No signs of recent slides along the route.

    We did observe tracks heading directly up the ridge to First Kendall Knob from around 3,200’. However, we stuck to the forest service road.

    Due to time of day, there was no sun on the slopes above our route heading up, so minimal solar effect on the snow. On the way back down, sun had reached most the route so there were some small pinwheels on the slopes above the road.

Since it was a weekday, the SNO PARK was empty when we arrived. As mentioned earlier the track along the road was already set from skiers/snowshoers that came up on Monday. We made good time up to First Kendall Knob and did encounter a number of other snowshoers and skiers along the way.

We enjoyed great scenery and very nice powdery snow. And of course, lunch with plenty of nice, warm sunshine.

Started at 7:45 am

First Kendall Knob at 10:15 am

Back to car at 12:30 pm