Mount Washington Climber's Log

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pookster1127

pookster1127 - Jan 14, 2013 2:16 pm

Boy Scouts  Sucess!

Great trip with Troop 230 of Yardley, PA

crazyp43

crazyp43 - Jan 14, 2013 12:41 pm

mt 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

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 4, 2013 6:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2012

Crappy weather, as is Washington's MO, but made it through  Sucess!

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.

Sirburtmund

Sirburtmund - Dec 24, 2012 12:53 pm

First 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!"

ken93

ken93 - Nov 23, 2012 11:02 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

day 2  Sucess!

i bought a shot glass.

ljbailey

ljbailey - Nov 16, 2012 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

nice summer day  Sucess!

got it on a traverse. I had a torn abdomen and didn't know it

bharter - Oct 7, 2012 5:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011

Hut to hut highpoint  Sucess!

Completed as part of a hut to hut weekend along the Presidential range. #9

RockOn

RockOn - Sep 28, 2012 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

#6 - Great Morning  Sucess!

started at the hut and beat the first tourist train. had a great time at the summit!

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - Sep 24, 2012 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

Cool waterfall  Sucess!

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

damgaard

damgaard - Sep 18, 2012 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Awesome autumn weather  Sucess!

Tuckerman Ravine in 3 hours. Took the train down. Strong wind but wauv, the views!!!!

Redwic

Redwic - Sep 18, 2012 12:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

Caught In A "Hurricane"  Sucess!

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.

admiralcapn

admiralcapn - Sep 13, 2012 9:24 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2012

Delayed Hike  Sucess!

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).

theuglybear

theuglybear - Jul 19, 2012 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012

Huntington > Tuckermans  Sucess!

The ravines and the upper mountain are amazing. The summit was kind of deflating. At least they had hot dogs.

wvasmith

wvasmith - Jul 18, 2012 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2012

Crazy Calm  Sucess!

Did the winter route up lions head on leap day, wind was near non existent until the top where there were maybe a 10-15mph wind.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Jul 7, 2012 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

Route Climbed: Huntington-Tuckerman  Sucess!

One of the most intense hikes I've done in my life. Huntington is by far the hardest trails I've ever done, as it is both physically grueling and mentally intimidating. There were many times when I didn't know if I would make it up certain climbs, especially since a lot of the ones I did were off to the side of the trail. But with sheer will and determination, I made it, and lived to tell the tale. Views were non-existent on the summit, but on the way down Tuckerman, we had a few good ones. Do not do Huntington unless you have had some experience climbing.

Hagen

Hagen - Jun 29, 2012 10:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1992

Unforgettable  Sucess!

This is the mountain that started my obsession. I took Tuckerman's up and Lion's Head down. We stayed overnight at Hermit Lake.
Above the treeline in late August, there are lowbush blueberries all in the rocks and at the peak of ripeness. That gift from the mountain kept me going when I started getting tired.

eskimo122

eskimo122 - Jun 26, 2012 4:24 pm

west side and east side  Sucess!

went up ammonoosuc side on 9/26/10, tuckermans 9/11/2011. both are beautiful trails, lots of waterfalls. totally socked in in 2010, great scenery along the trail despite no view from the top. next time, huntingtons!

ape - Jun 21, 2012 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

First time on foot  Sucess!

I'd been up by car twice, but this was my first time hiking it. Went with a group of friends on a beautiful day. Only a slight drizzle on the way down.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Jun 8, 2012 1:44 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2012

A great time  Sucess!

Weather was better than average with bands of flurries and rain mixing with fog and bright sunshine. Visibility was excellent on occasion. Bill Welty was my companion on the way down. Two hours and twenty five minutes up from the Pinkham Notch visitor center to the summit via the Lions Head trail. Still plenty of snow in Tuckermans.

bgriffs

bgriffs - Jun 5, 2012 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2010

Best Day in the Mountains  Sucess!

Beautiful day to be on Mt. Washington

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