19 days ago

Hiked up post Nor'easter 10/28/2018. 3-5" snow accumulation throughout the trails.
Great hike. Highly recommend going up via Sandwich Mountain trail (steep incline) and down Drakes Brook Trail (gentler decline). We bagged 2 peaks (Noon & Jennings) on this loop; would've continued to Sandwich Dome but didn't have enough time because the hike up took longer than expected with the snow on the ground. Moderate to steep climb going up to both Noon & Jennings. The snow made the trek up and down a bit more challenging but you can balance yourself holding on to trees. Nice semi-exposed ledges on top of both peaks. The views of the valley would've been great except we were in the clouds but we loved the mist and the clouds nonetheless. Coming down Drakes Brook Trail was a little mundane. Overall, doable even with snow on the ground but can be quite slippery near the top. Expect to cross several brooks; trails along the river can get quite muddy and waterlogged. The hike was very enjoyable, beautiful and serene.