Great weather other than the almost perennial clouds covering the summit. There was relatively little traffic on the trail but the cars, roads, and buildings at the summit made it somewhat disappointing. We got a late start so much of the hike down was in the dark. Anyways, I'm looking forward to giving it another go this winter.
Went up the Boott Spur and avoided most of the crowds. Also had a good view of the mountain on the way up. Summit was a zoo.
Ya I drove up in the summer of 2001. Love to make fun of this mountain during climbing presentations out west.
Some friends and I hiked in and made our own camp on the Eastern side of a large stream then connected with the Six Husbands trail up Jefferson then 'reverse-traversed' to Adams and Madison, and back around to Washington. An out-of-the-way approach, but love the 6-husbands trail. Had an epic hike down Washington in the fog. Were walking down the cog-railway tracks which are raised 3-8 feet in most places but were told that the cog wasn't running until we heard the horn but didn't know whether it was coming up or going down and of course we were over a steep drop off 8ft off the ground and couldn't see more than 10ft in the fog. We all ended up jumping off the tracks seconds before the train appeared coming up. Reminded me of 'Stand By Me'! Fun day. Came back years later and skiied Tucks in '02.
Climbed solo to Mount Washington summit under poor, cold, and very windy conditions via the Lion Head winter route. I didn't see anyone on the mountain until I reached the summit. Only three of us were on the summit.
Such a great mountain.
Climbed up the Crawford path in nice overcast weather. At Lake of the Clouds, it started raining, then a little later we were in a cloud. Visibility was sometimes less than 30 feet. It was pretty cool. 6 hr trip.
40 mph winds made the summit rather chilly up top, beautiful day overall with crowded summit and trails up.
1st time up June 5th '06...success... Tux-Boott-Davis-Lawn Cut Off up, Lion down....wx was foggy and surreal. Changed me...made me a hiker :)
2nd time summer 07....Tux up, Lion down.
3rd time, May 08...Ammo up, Jewell down...never saw so much snow!!
4th Aug 08....Ammo up, Jewell down...how different no snow makes.
4(.5) May 30, '09. Lion up....crazy weather....45mph winds (about) rain, sleet, snow....shuttle down. not really a success, we should have turned around earlier.
(saw Nin last year (met him a few yrs before...looking foward to seeing Marty!)
Ascended via Ammonoosuc Ravine-what a great trail! Weather turned bad after stopping at Lake of the Clouds Hut. Slogged to the summit soaked to the bone, decided to play it safe and took the cog back down. HP #3. Loved it!
Relatively short climb from Harvard cabin only about 3 hours round trip. Very cold and windy above tree line I think there were 80mph winds that day. Still a good way to spend Easter.
Near the end of our two-year initial blitz of state highpoints, Vanessa and I drove up the toll road. This was number 28 of my 49 state high points, number 27 for Vanessa.
a nice long dayhike with my brother. great views all day, no crowds at all, and the weather held up for us too.
Summited via Tuckerman's Trail to Boott Spur. Strange to hike a big mountain and find a visitor center complete with vending machines on top.
Up and down Tuckerman's, suffering all the way from brutal sunshine. Hardly a breath of wind, even on the summit.
winter ascent. Beautiful.
Lion Head. Definitely more fun than Katahdin in the fall, but I'll have to come back for Washington in the fall and Katahdin in the winter before making a judgment. Super sweet hike.
Deep postholing through Tuckerman gully, would recommend snow shoes until base of the headwall. The mid mountain lean-to shelter makes a timely lunch spot and to re-gear. We summited pretty late in the day after 5hrs of climbing. Relative light winds (less than 50knots) at summit and not too chilly (5F). Arriving new weather system brought us whiteout, blizzard-like conditions. After 30 minutes on top, we descended kairn by kairn to the ridgeline using the last of the daylight. Disoriented in the whiteout, we traversed a lot looking for the steep notch to descend thru the rock headwall. Never found it but took a bearing using GPS, compass, and 50ft of visibility! A couple of unplanned slopes & slides later we were in the gully 4000' at dark. Re-established the tuckerman trail after a brief stint postholing around large boulders and thru the forest. An unplanned 2nd night in a snow shelter seemed very likely before finding the trail out. Down by 8:20pm. This 6000' mountain was quite a challenge and got the adrenaline pumping!
Second state highpoint. The visibility was so good I could see all the way to New Hampshire.