Kicked off hiking season with a little hike up Cardigan a week ago April 20. There was snow on and off most of the way up from the nor'easter the day before. Quite a bit of ice and left over snow from earlier at the top. Almost full winter at the top although temps hovered just below freezing. At one point crossing Firescrew I broke through ice up to above the top of my boot so one foot soaked. With so much soft snow and near slush coming down both feet were soaked with my 3 season hiking boots.