As a gimpy climber with a fused ankle, I am patting myself on the back for this 4k effort. I typically average 1k ft / hr in the PNW. After staying in Gorham, NH just up the road the night before close to the trailhead, I arrived at the trailhead for a clear fall day at 7:00 a.m. with the parking lot almost already full. I took off like a shot from pinkham and bypassed several smaller two and three person groups within the first mile and a half, overtaking a few others on the way up. First bridge in about 30 minutes, shelters near the base around 50 minutes or so. I was very slow for the last .8 and particularly for the top .5mi as I blew my wad early in the hike, but wrapped up tuckerman's ravine to the summit in just over 3 hours. Eyeballed going down the lion's head, but ultimately hitchhiked down because who wouldn't do that with the option available from the summit?? Overall, a grueling granite staircase and definitely lived up to its rep
After doing Mount Marcy and Mount Mansfield in one day, my dog was a little limpy, and so I decided to take the easy way to the top of Mount Washington, and drove the road to the top. That doesn’t mean I didn’t take some time and go explore the ridges. We went over towards Mount Adams so we could enjoy the climate, the rising clouds, and the Alpine tundra on top of this peak. What a cool peak! Way too many people crawling all over it, but I definitely wanna come back and do this one from the bottom.
Drove up the day before and got an early start on the Daniel Webster trail to do the full Presidential Traverse. Epic hike with outstanding views, love the alpine tundra above treeline. Definitely recommend this approach as Mount Washington is not one of the better Presidential peaks due to how touristy the summit is.
Hike started out in the low 90's, but cooled down to mid 40's by the time I reached the top. It was nice and clear when I reached the top so I got some good pictures, soon as I finished clouds moved in enough to block everything. Glad there was a bus to go down.
Mt. Washington via Lion's Head. Celebratory birthday hike with friends and family, ages 13-50. Warm, clear day at the beginning of the hike, then encountered some rain about half way up, and blustery, cool, overcast conditions at the top. It's a steep, challenging stair stepper of a hike at times. Mostly rocky. Crowded in some sections, particularly at the top.
Completed Washington as part of the Presidential Traverse. Enjoyed this traverse very much, great challenge and beautiful views.
Second attempt during the winter. First successful winter summit.
Love this peak
Tuckermans Ravine. 1:40 pm to 4:10 pm is 2.5 hours of hiking.
We started up the Lion Head trail on a sunny summer day. By the time we reached the rock pile we were in the clouds with a cold drizzle. We could hardly see the cairns but knew if we kept going up we should get there. A bowl of hot corn chowder on top was just what we needed. Seems like only 50 years have passed since then.
Climbed the Lion head trail with my daughter Sarah to celebrate my 60th birthday.
Guided climb with Eastern Mountain Sports, first experience of white-out on a mountain.
Moderately challenging for a day hike, but a good workout. One of my favorite day hikes, actually. First half is forested, but then the second half out of treelike is all scrambling.
Very very windy at the top!
Lots of people on top!
Very fun solo hike up the famous Mt Washington. The weather was unreal...warm, bluebird, no wind. Up Tuckermans Ravine in "record time" (could have gone faster if I didn't run into a couple slow people along the ledges), chilled on top and observed the tourist zoo, then down Crawford, tagged Monroe, and down Boott Spur. 5 hours 15 mins car to car from Pinkham Notch.
Third time up Mt Washington, great training spot.
Done this a few times on visits to the East Coast. It’s a fun hike and there are plenty of folks so if loneliness is is a problem for you have no fear. I hope to get a chance to visit in the winter and find a fun route to snowshoe it. NH is magical by the way.
Took the winters route/Tuckerman's Ravine Trail. Even though there were wind gusts up to 80mph that day, mother nature calmed down in time for us to summit. We even had some sunshine. What a great way to summit and see the Observatory! We saw an avalanche but no one was fatally injured. Make sure to always check the danger of the day.
[Date Approximate] Probably the coldest, windiest hike I have ever done! Definitely recommend the best windbreaker you have for this!!!