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jakegarberUp tucks to loc  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2016
Great time up tucks to lake of clouds three to summit next day
Posted Sep 8, 2016 9:41 pm

SchwartzOnTwice Back to Back Boott Jack and Huntington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2016


Climbed this as an Atmospheric Scientist, interested in all the research on top, air quality of New Hampshire, and of course, to see how fast the wind was. Well, after a lush beginning on Boott Jack, hiking up conifer to stunted kremmholz I could get an idea for how fast the wind really does go. The constant cairns along the ridge indicated that it can be a safe place even in Winter if you are prepared. My climb was uneventful, with 40 mph wind on the ridge. Next day, Summited again via Huntington Route and it was much quieter. Saw the Harvard Cabin. And the "No Crampons on Porch" sign at Joe Dodge Lodge is precious!
Posted Jul 15, 2016 1:01 am

Ajeeth Ibrahim2nd time Summiting Washington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2015

Ajeeth Ibrahim

Second time on summitting Mt. Washington.

Low visibility on the summit itself, but really nice views on the way down.
Posted Jul 12, 2016 6:47 pm

larvitarLarvitour Stop #24  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2016


I'd planned to climb Washington on the 14th, but I waited a day for better weather--definitely the right choice. Despite its reputation, even Mt. Washington has its pleasant days, and this was one of them. The sun was out and melting the last of the snowpack as I ascended Tuckerman's Ravine. Aside from a few stray gusts, the winds stayed low all the way to the summit. The top was fogged-in and crowded, but the clouds faded out just a few hundred feet downhill, and the valley unfolded before me all the way down the Lion's Head trail. The going was steep, but the views were worth it!
Posted Jun 25, 2016 11:20 am

maddie777772nd time was a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2016


Hiked this with my wife and what seemed like 300 other people on a busy Saturday.
Posted Jun 18, 2016 9:47 pm

stinkycheezman33Wow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015


Presidential Traverse in a day. Amazing hike.
Posted May 15, 2016 5:58 pm

strudolyubovPresidential Range trail run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014


Ran to the summit of Mt. Washington via Tuckerman Ravine Trail from Pinkham Notch. Continued running on Gulfside Trail over Mt. Clay-Mt. Jefferson -Mt. Adams and finally to Mt. Madison. Returned back to Pinkham Notch via Osgood and Madison Gulf Trails and Old Jackson Rd. Total distance: 18.5 miles, total time: 7h35m.
Posted Apr 18, 2016 12:51 am

ZeFishLion Head Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2016


Clearest sky I've seen.... almost had heat stroke!! Amazing climb... but beware... it may awaken the alpinist beast in you.

This summit was for me the beginning of more ascent to come.
Posted Feb 23, 2016 7:55 am

Tim_KroezeGreat Hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2007
A great hike, but longer than expected. Get started as early as possible!
Posted Feb 17, 2016 10:40 am

MarlinHurricane Nicole   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2010


Hurricane Nicole was still unleashing her fury as I approached Mt. Washington. I arrived too late for hiking to the summit so I 'cheated' and rode the Mt. Washington Cog Railway to the highest parcel of real estate in New Hampshire. *hanging my head in shame*
Posted Jan 31, 2016 10:37 pm

Kankdip129/14/15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2015
Beautiful at Pinkham Notch. Raining hard with 80mph gusts on top of Tuckerman Ravine. Saw a few kids in cotton hoodies. Dress for success, folks.
Posted Nov 26, 2015 7:28 pm

EastKingGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2004


I did Washington along with Monroe and Clay.
Posted Nov 23, 2015 9:05 pm

TheWolfIsLooseA Special Mountain for Me  Sucess!


This was my first "big mountain" experience as a young guy from Pennsylvania. My buddy and I spent a week here back in 2009 and it was an experience that I'll never, ever forget.

We left work at 12 am on a Saturday, and drove the 8 hours straight to the trailhead from Northeastern Pennsylvania. The fog along the highway in New Hampshire was rather wicked and we had both been up for approximately 24 hours already. I'll never forget looking at the "moose crossing" signs and thinking that, if a moose were to cross the road, I'd never see it and my little Subaru WRX would be totaled... Good stuff!

We got to the trailhead, and it was a beautiful fall day with temperatures in the low 70's and plenty of sunshine shining. Despite our exhausted state, we began to rocket up the trail from Pinkham Notch with the goal of getting to our camp at Hermit Lake Shelter. We started with a bang, passing numerous groups initially; however, our fatigued state began to get the better of us, and soon enough, those same groups were re-passing us, as we caught our breath on the side of the trail... Embarrassing!!

After arriving at the shelter, we found that the attendant was not there, which meant we had to wait around for our permit. Because it was rather cold and windy, we decided to drop the bulk of our stuff and continue on up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the summit. Screw patience!!

As we got higher on the mountain, the beautiful weather we experienced at the trailhead had completely disappeared. We were now ascending Mount Washington in near winter conditions, with most of our gear back at the shelter. To add to it, we both had been up for over 24 hours at this point and were hallucinating... I felt like I was on Everest or something as the snow came down on us while we gasped for breath and struggled to make progress up the hill.

Slowly but surely, we made our way up the trail, and eventually topped out. It had been a strange (but awesome) trip to the top of the Northeastern United States all the way from Pennsylvania, and it only got more strange when we decided to head out of the snowy weather and into the visitor center for junk food. Exhausted and delirious, we sat and stared at each other as we crammed down donuts and hot dogs, knowing we still had to trek back to camp and set up.

Since that day, I have ascended Mount Washington numerous times from about every way conceivable (Huntington Ravine still stands as one of my favorite scrambles). However, nothing will ever compare to that first ascent via Tuckerman Ravine. To a couple of guys who had only done their hiking in Pennsylvania, that mountain seemed like a giant and that day was as epic as it could get.

Ever since then, I have been hooked to getting outside and spending as much time as possible in the mountains. It really was the trip that changed my life, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire will always be special to me. I look forward to returning one day soon.
Posted Nov 2, 2015 12:51 pm

joseyinnetTraverse up from Eisenhower  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2015


Did this as a long day trip by hiking up Edmands path. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day for hiking! Didn't stay too long though because of the crowds.
Posted Sep 4, 2015 9:40 pm

Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2015
I am considering hiking Mt Wash alone in October. 65 and in good shape. Do I need a guide or are trails well marked. Are other hikers around on a Saturday? Cell phones work in case of emergency? Guides want $300 for a day. I appreciate their skill but do I NEED a guide?
Posted Aug 31, 2015 11:38 am

jm141302Re: HP #33


We must have been next to each other that day because I heard the same lightning strike down at the visitor center. I was happy to be back at the cars after that.
Posted Aug 12, 2015 11:17 am

jm141302Lucky Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2015


Climbed up Tuckerman and down Lion's Head. If I did it again, I would reverse the route. Lion's Head is kind of a knee breaker coming down. We left early and had 4 mph winds at the top, but a storm developed on the summit later as we were half-way down.
Posted Aug 12, 2015 11:12 am

JenniferzivicAdventure Travel Gal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2008


I climbed Mount Washington in the winter with a group called Dynamic Outdoors. I am estimating our summit day but decided to bag all 50 so thought I should start logging in. Only 5 in total so far. From here on out I will be posting the next 45 in real time since I just found this site. This was likely #2...
Posted Jul 21, 2015 12:59 am

harborUp Tucks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2015


and down Lion's Head. Probably one of the nicest days of the summer. The top is a zoo. I knew there were some buildings up there but was not prepared to see such a crowd. Crazy stuff. Sent a post card home from the post office on top. That was kind of fun. Next time I'll check out Huntington trail.
Posted Jul 16, 2015 3:21 am

punchlineHP #33  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2015


Via the Tuckerman Ravine - Great route - thoroughly enjoyed the early am start and hike. Only saw a few folks on the route at 6:30am. Sort of disturbing though as the thunderclouds and lightening moved in as I descended through the treeline after hanging out on the summit on a close to bluebird morning - I had passed about 40 people that would have been about a mile from the summit on the rocks - hope they had enough common sense to abort their hike or it would have been an epic storm story. Sitting at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center watched a lightening bolt come out of nowhere and hit about 100 yards off the highway ... YIKES!
Posted Jul 14, 2015 5:07 pm

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