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fryinbaconRoute Climbed: Pinnacle Gully Date Climbed: November 20 2004  Sucess!


thin and awesome.
Posted Feb 25, 2005 1:28 pm

yanks880Route Climbed: Lions Head Winter Route Date Climbed: January 30th 2005  Sucess!
amazing day although we got winds gusting to 45mph. wouldnt want to see it on a bad day...
Posted Feb 23, 2005 5:58 pm

puddlecruiserRoute Climbed: Lion's Head Date Climbed: Summer 1994  Sucess!


Multiday backpacking. Gusts to 60 mph. I haven't done this area of the presidentials in winter. Yet.
Posted Feb 22, 2005 12:25 pm

doctorpeakbaggerRoute Climbed: Tuckerman's via AMC Lodge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!


(sorry for the late post)

Though the top feels like Disney world, it is a great climb. After a couple hours in the wild, up the difficult mountain, I knew I was near the top when I heard the ba-beep of a car being unlocked. I couldn't see any cars because I was under the ridge, so it was kinda freaky. Be prepared though. Some tough weather awaits you.
Posted Feb 21, 2005 3:51 pm

dspalRoute Climbed: Lion's Head Winter Route Date Climbed: February 20, 2005  Sucess!


Couldn't have asked for a better day...clear, cold, windy--but what would you expect??
Posted Feb 21, 2005 9:10 am

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: Lion Head to Tuckerman Ravine Date Climbed: October 10, 2004  Sucess!
Easy half day hike from Pinkham Notch.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 10:44 pm

nartrebRoute Climbed: usually Tuckerman or Lion's Head Date Climbed: several times


This mountain has been the grand challenge of many summer seasons. Trying to do it as a day trip from Boston is not easy, traffic stinks and the mountain is just plain big.

My only attempt to climb it as an overnight trip didn't work out for me, the story is here

Posted Jan 25, 2005 11:49 am

sierratrekkinRoute Climbed: From Pinkham Notch Date Climbed: Approx. 1978  Sucess!


I climbed Mount Washington with may father when I was a young boy. It was both his and my first "real" mountain, and marked the beginning of what would later become an obsession. At that time I don't think he or I realized just how quickly the weather can turn deadly on the mountain. Now I remind him of how much more dangerous "our climb" was as compaired to the summits that I bag now-a-days!

"Thanks dad!"
Posted Dec 21, 2004 7:22 am

mrhDate Climbed: October 7, 2000  Sucess!


Was a great day on top. Very cool and windy with partial clouds, but still had great views of the surrounding country. The fall colors were outstanding. The hoar frost was several inches thick and there was a little snow around. I'm glad we got up because we are told they closed everything at top the next day.
Posted Dec 11, 2004 1:52 am

indianabobRoute Climbed: Ammonoosuc Ravine/Crawford Path Date Climbed: June 17, 2003  Sucess!


Blynn and I climbed to the summit after a festive night at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut (reminiscent of summer camp but more challenging to get to). The weather was nothing short of incredible for Mt. Washington --clear skies, mid seventies and 20 to 40 mph winds. It was pretty disconcerting to see all of the tourist/weather stuff at the top. We descended to the Tuckerman Crossover and returned to the hut via the Bigelow Lawn. Descending on the talus was tough as I was pretty bruised from a fall I had on the "Ammi" the previous day.
Posted Dec 5, 2004 3:32 pm

AlexeyDRoute Climbed: Presidential Traverse Date Climbed: 28 November, 2004


Did a very nice early winter Presidential traverse, from Crawford Notch on rte 302 to Appalachia Parking Lot on Rte 2. Hiked up to Mitzpah Springs hut late Friday night, hauled ass all the way to Madison Hut Saturday, then down Valley Way trail to Appalachia on Sunday. Got to car before 11, only to find it broken into...but that's another story...
Posted Nov 29, 2004 3:11 pm

syzygyRoute Climbed: Huntington up, Lions Head down. Date Climbed: Sept 9, 2004  Sucess!
Now what? I've done the big one? I guess its time to learn some winter camping. A SPECTACULAR day for a climb. The views were FABULOUS. We could see for miles!
Posted Nov 21, 2004 11:36 pm

nuclimberRoute Climbed: tuckerman ravine Date Climbed: 27 november 2002  Sucess!


fun fun fun! tough to follow the trail up the ravine when its covered in snow. bundle up and bring lots of water.
Posted Oct 11, 2004 9:36 pm

mickymac1Route Climbed: Lion's Head & Presi Traverse Date Climbed: 7/'93 & 1/'01  Sucess!


Awesome mountain!!
Posted Oct 8, 2004 1:22 pm

climbmnRoute Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2002  Sucess!


Summit in poor visibility. Amazing trip though.

Posted Sep 27, 2004 3:40 am

irishroseDate Climbed: September 4, 2003  Sucess!
What a day! Wild weather encountered, par for the mountian, an awesome no matter what we faced.
Posted Sep 10, 2004 11:29 pm

irishroseRoute Climbed: Pinnicale Gully, Huntington Ravine Date Climbed: Sepember 2, 2002  Sucess!
One on my favorite places in the presidential mt range!
Posted Sep 10, 2004 11:27 pm

woodstriderDate Climbed: 3-13-99 and 8-20-03  Sucess!


Did this twice, in the winter by the Lion's Head route and back to Hermit Lakes via the Boot Spur and Link and then in the Summer as I completed another section of the AT.
Posted Sep 9, 2004 2:41 pm

mountainjunkieRoute Climbed: Lion Head Winter Route Date Climbed: 1/25/03  Sucess!


This was my first exposure to winter mountaineering. I went with a friend who taught me all the basics (self-arrest, crampon travel, etc.) The weather was nasty (50mph winds and windchill of -50F and poor visibility) near the top, but it was still a great feeling to stand on the summit.
Posted Aug 28, 2004 10:20 am

ChrisPierzRoute Climbed: Great Gulf Trail Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!


My brother and I hiked in the rain until we reached the treeline. The views hiking up were Incredibly Foggy and at the top Foggy, 4pm Foggy, 5pm we saw about an ounce of blue sky.

At the top you watch people get off the COG and cars and that brings even more accomplishment within yourself.

Next time I am driving up so I can get that bumper sticker "My car climbed Mt. Washington."
Posted Aug 15, 2004 11:24 pm

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