Awful weather, lots of rain, cold and windy....but my 15 year old son climbed from Pinkham Notch on the Tuckerman Ravine trail to the summit BAREFOOT! Everyone we met was surprised but other than being cold, he said his feet felt fine. He was the only one of our group at the summit to have dry shoes as he had to put them on to go in and eat.
W/ Christine. Why not do a double if weather permits? Up Huntington Ravine, down Jewell, up Ammonoosuc, down Lion Head. R/T time = 11 hours including 1 total hour at the busy (and crowded) summit and 15 minutes at the base of the cog railway to watch a wedding party board and depart for the summit.
Have to admit, I drove a motorcycle
Tuckerman Ravine Trail.
to Mt. Washington and bigger peaks in general. Up Huntington, down Lion Head.
First real mountain, first time above tree line. Planned on doing another peak or so a day or two later but this was enough for one week for me, as a newbie hiker. We'll just have to go back, that's all. Great views, some unheard of awesome weather (6 mph winds on top, bright sun all day) some tough scrambles and a long, tiring, fabulous day.
2nd time...1st time in Aug 2009
Great mountain! Went there a couple of times. In 2007, we slept at the Lake of the Clouds refuge. The next morning we had to go down because of a big snow storm at the summit. It was july 1st!!
climbed with Mark Synnott and a couple clients. We climbed the right-right gully I think it was - a steep snow chute to Alpine Gardens. One of the clients was having a tough time so we turned back there. Visibility was poor at the Gardens and winds fierce!
to summit one of the most legendary mountains in the area. Great hike and great memories.
This was my 1st mountain. Now I have completed the NE 111 and the 50 USA state highpoints (It only took me 31 years).
NE 111 #400, 50 state highpoints #111
But still a great hike. Hiked up Tuckerman Ravine Trail, returned to Pinkham Notch via Nelson Crag/Huntington Ravine Trails.
Did an Obs overnight. Great climb up and back. Very cold and windy. Had a blast. Plan on a winter Presidential Traverse in 2011.
This was one of those super unusually beautiful days on Mount Washington. there was not a single cloud in the sky and probably 100 plus mile visibility. we followed the lions head winter route and there were many teams on the mountain. all in all a great experience. next year were shooting for the Huntington ravine side, maybe pinnacle gully.
Good weather, clear skies, great views! The start of a 3-day presidential traverse....
Poor ice conditions led to the melting out of a screw. Weather was beautiful and the rest of the ascent was uneventful.
Climbed up Central Gully during a bright sunny day, with the odd cloud blowing by. Descended via Lion's Head winter route. Great intro climb
Terrible weather indeed!
Summited in total whiteout conditions, with winds gusting up to 100mph. Worth it, though.
Climbed this baby in winter, for me the only time to go for Washington. First because of the lack of tourists with motor vehicles and second for the ability to walk on the snow instead of the trillion boulders and rocks one has to walk on in the summer.
When we summited, the official temperature was -7 (F) with 23 MPH winds making the wind chill a balmy -30. The only factor that allowed us to summit in these conditions was the generous amount of sunshine combined with our winter hiking experience and proper collection and use of gear.
We took the Lions Head Winter route and it was gorgeous! We had the summit to ourselves.
I truly did not think I could endure such conditions but we did it! and enjoyed it the entire time.
vie the Presidential Traverse.