Psi - What time do you start your hike up?
Start around 8:00-8:30am
As far as the conditions go I would say most of the time in April the risk is low to moderate, which is the threshold I work under. I am by no means a backcountry expert, so I heed the advice of the rangers and go from there. Hopefully the weather will be good, but you never know what you are going to get on Mt. Washington. As many of you know, up until recently, it held the record for the highest recorded wind speed, which is some ridiculous number north of 200mph.