An important peak for me given my more than 20-year pursuits of both US State Highpoints and the New England Hundred Highest.
First summited as a 25-year-old via the Edmands and Crawford Paths on a near perfect summer day and repeated this same hike many years down the road in 2016. In between, I passed over the summit of Mount Washington in September 2005 while completing a one-day Presidential traverse. Notably, the Presi traverse was completed during the annual Highpointers Convention with a fellow future 50-state completer.
Continuous rain for the whole day. The trail could most aptly be described as a stream. Lots of waterfalls coming over the bowl. I could have gotten some great shots, but it was too wet to take my camera out. The temps were not bad, or otherwise it could have been a very cold day on the mountain. Only saw 4 other groups. Two of them turned back due to the condition of the trails. The summit was a bit anticlimactic as all the buildings were closed and visibility was about 30 feet.
Up Tuckerman's Ravine in 2.5 hours. A bit humid for most of it. The steepness was more than expected leading to some traffic jams. The weather was great above treeline line. The Lion's Head Trail meandered a significant amount. Did the trip solo and met friends at Jackson Falls after. A wonderful day!
Came up from the Crawford Path. Definitely got my leg day. Shrouded in clouds today
I was planning to get up and down this one fast enough to also get Mt. Mansfield in Vermont the same day, but I lingered and enjoyed more time on the summit than I had originally planned because the weather was clear and the cool summit air was a welcome respite from warm valley temperatures below. So Mt. Mansfield had to wait until the following day.
Hit the trail by 7:10 AM and got on Tuckerman Ravine Trail, took it up till it intersect with Lion's head then got on Lion's head and took it all the way to the parking lot then to the summit. Despite being the best day in a week, it was cloudy most of the time blocking the views to the surrounding ridges and the wind was constantly blowing in excess of 60 mph at a thousand feet lower or more from the summit and all the way to the top. Forest Service folks confirmed the wind speed for us. Took the shuttle down to the visitor center. Great trip and a tough mountain for its height but nonetheless I bagged this puppy. :)
After a rough couple of days of weather before this, this day turned out to be perfect and clear. Some snow an ice but micro spikes were enough. It was a great, albeit mentally grueling, climb! I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Good hike with decent weather (75F at base, 35 at summit). Stated at 1000, summitted at 1210.
Summited with LDS youth/scout group in a traverse starting at Washington and ending at Jackson. Extremely fun.
Great time up tucks to lake of clouds three to summit next day
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!
Second time on summitting Mt. Washington.
Low visibility on the summit itself, but really nice views on the way down.
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!
Hiked this with my wife and what seemed like 300 other people on a busy Saturday.
Presidential Traverse in a day. Amazing hike.
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.
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.
A great hike, but longer than expected. Get started as early as possible!
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*
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.