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Russell NashHP #4 Lion's Head / Boott Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Russell Nash

It was a gorgeous day. We were worried it was going to rain as it was sprinkling in the morning but it turned into the perfect day. We headed went up Lion's Head trail and came back down Boott Spur. It was an unforgettable experience.
Posted Apr 8, 2013 8:52 am

rickfordWinter [like] Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013


Solo-hike up via the Jewel Trail. There was still at least 2-3 feet of snow everywhere. Winds were in the mid 40's and the temps around 20 degrees at the summit. Windchill was 1 degree.

Could have never done it without snow-shoes.

Posted Apr 1, 2013 1:19 pm

joseyinnetwindy, cloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009


nice that there's hot food on top though.
Posted Mar 26, 2013 4:09 pm

RoadtoDenaliLions Head - Winter Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2013


Beautiful weekend to climb washington.Spent Friday climbing ice on Willeys slide. Hiked up to Harvard cabin on Saturday and set up camp. Hiked to Huntigtons ravine Sat night to do some ice anchor and belay training. Got up Sunday morning and summitted via Lions Head Winter Route. Sunny, 20 degrees, and only 30-40 mph winds above tree line. Great day on Mt Washington.
Posted Mar 14, 2013 2:39 pm



Been doing the Whites since I was a kid. Was up there last weekend on a beautiful couple days perched up on the ridge over Great Gully, best winter weather I've ever had up there.
Posted Mar 13, 2013 3:01 pm

WalkoutnowHP #12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013


Got down as Storm Q started rolling in.. got lucky with the weather, for Washington.. 30mph, -10wc.. fun little winter climb
Posted Feb 28, 2013 11:41 pm

THalky#13 - Cold rainy and low visibility  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2012


Want to return one day.
Posted Jan 28, 2013 1:50 pm

xbaghatthirty-five  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010


Posted Jan 20, 2013 11:12 am

pookster1127Boy Scouts  Sucess!


Great trip with Troop 230 of Yardley, PA
Posted Jan 14, 2013 2:16 pm

crazyp43mt washington   Sucess!


went up, got caught in a storm and waited it out in the lake of the clouds and then pressed on to the summit. excellent summit but i was hoping for alittle wind haha
Posted Jan 14, 2013 12:41 pm

Jimmy RiversCrappy weather, as is Washington's MO, but made it through  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2012

Jimmy Rivers

State HP #13 for us, and we debated going up in the first place. The weather sucked, and it was increasingly foggy, and cool, drizzly the whole day. Oh well, we made it up Tuckerman's, with near white out fog, and yes, heavy winds towards the summit.
Posted Jan 4, 2013 6:17 am

SirburtmundFirst mountain climbed and summited


First climb ever. Definitely underestimated the weather, conditioning and will needed. Favorite quote by my marathon running climbing buddy about a quarter way up -- "marathons are for sissys!"
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:53 pm

ken93day 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012


i bought a shot glass.
Posted Nov 23, 2012 11:02 am

ljbaileynice summer day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010


got it on a traverse. I had a torn abdomen and didn't know it
Posted Nov 16, 2012 10:43 pm

bharterHut to hut highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011
Completed as part of a hut to hut weekend along the Presidential range. #9
Posted Oct 7, 2012 5:18 am

RockOn#6 - Great Morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012


started at the hut and beat the first tourist train. had a great time at the summit!
Posted Sep 28, 2012 5:23 pm

highlandvillagerCool waterfall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012


After watching the old steam engine start its run up the mountain, we took the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail from the cog parking lot. Much of the trail follows a waterfall with multiple drops, so there is awesome scenery most of the way. Beyond Lake of the Clouds, we hiked the Crawford Path to the summit. Views were limited because clouds had enveloped the summit just before we arrived. Due to time constraints and weather, we wussed out and rode down the toll road with my wife, who had driven to the summit. HP42
Posted Sep 24, 2012 12:22 pm

damgaardAwesome autumn weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011


Tuckerman Ravine in 3 hours. Took the train down. Strong wind but wauv, the views!!!!
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:58 pm

RedwicCaught In A "Hurricane"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012


With very poor weather looming over the mountain, I chose to drive up the Auto Toll Road to the summit parking lot. What I did not expect, however, was the drastically different conditions at the top. There was thick fog and the air temperature had lowered six degrees (from 39 to 33) in only 15 minutes. Most of all, the wind was increasing, reaching near-hurricane force when I ventured solo to the summit. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I did not come all that way to stop at the summit gift shop and I did not want to wait there as the conditions continued to worsen. I found myself going between the Tip Top House entrance (for a tiny brief wind shelter) and the summit multiple times until I finally was able to get a usable summit photo. The wind was knocking me down, repeatedly, and my fingers were nearly freezing. This was my 46th State Highpoint.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:33 am

admiralcapnDelayed Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012


Rain kept us off the mountain for most of the morning. We started up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail around 11, intending to meet friends at the top who were taking the Auto Road. Bad news - the rain closed the gravel portion of the Auto Road, so after attaining the summit we had to hike an additional four miles down the road in the waning afternoon to finally meet them (they never did make it to the summit).
Posted Sep 13, 2012 9:24 am

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