Sorry, I didn't read the response directed towards me before posting.
JB, I've looked at the Grafton Loop trail and it has just about every sort of criteria I'm looking for- loop, option of more miles, or less miles, easy access. How would you rate the difficulty of the hike? If the hike is normally a very strenuous hike the addition of snow might make things somewhat undesireable. Maybe, as an option, there's something closer to the coast that may not be as snow-prone. I'd like to have a couple of alternative plans and make the final decision at the last minute depending on weather, conditions, etc. Thanks.