A great Presidents Day summit. -4 on top, 50-75Mphs winds, wind chill around -30. Clouds opened a bit on decent, beautiful day. Route: Pinkham Notch / Tuckerman / Lions Head.
Alpine start with Summit Fox joining us in the Pinkham Notch parking lot. He took off before us and left us a trail of prints up to the summit. Snow was knee to thigh deep in areas as we broke trail to summit. On top was -2 (approx) w/26mph winds. Another phenomenal day on Mt W in the winter.
A couple previous trips up to the White Mtns were cancelled. We finally got a 4 day window in the schedule and drove up from Western PA.
Got a late start (9:30-10ish) due to morning drizzle. My 12 and 14 year old sons both made it up Ammonoosuc trail to the top, but only the 14 year old was up to tackling Tuckerman Ravine trail back down. Younger son went back down in the Van with Mom and little sis (one advantage of the road to the top-well that and the chili in the cafeteria).
Long day, but well worth it !!!
Fun climb in the winter. Can't say I'd want to go in the summer.
Nice climb started at around 2am reached summit in about 4 or 5 hours we then took a nap and the summit lodge and made it back down to the bottom by 2pm nice day trip. the climb back down was better than the climb up
Nice alpine climb, great weather and good time at the Harvard Cabin
Officially added to my highpoint list at #5 on August 13, 2000, via Ammonoosuc Ravine. Been up there several times.
It was a great day for a solo winter climb of Mount Washington.
I had hiked up to the Lions Head before but wanted to summit. With a good window I would feel comfortable soloing but I don't know the mountain. I decided to go with EMS and we overnighted in the observatory. We caught reasonably good conditions. Overcast midway up to the Lions Head but low wind. Solo dayhiked up the Air-Line the next day but reach my turnaround time at the treeline. Met some Germans headed up while I was headed down. They didn't look equipped for an overnight. I pictured the wife cursing (in German) to her husband as darkness fell while they were still on trail. I wish I had rented snowshoes.
love this mt!!!
Left Sunday morning at 8:00am returned at 5:30. Met a lot of great people on the way up and down. 80 at Pinkham notch lodge, about 40 at the peak. Don't waste much time at the top, too many people, many of whom drove or rode the train.
It was cold and verrry windy, but nice very souvenirs..
great epic cold climb
Just adding my name to the list. Fun route, but odd to run into a parking lot at the top. It's not like I didn't know it was there, but odd.
Started at 5:30 AM from parking area. Climbed with my 16 year old son Ryan. Had a great hike through the forest and along the Ammonoosuc River up to the Lake of the Clouds hut. Met some other hikers who had been on the Appalacian Trail for weeks. Reached the summit and stayed on top about an hour. Came down a different route on the Jewell Trail. Very hot and no wind! Unusual. Fun climb after having done Mount Mansfield in Vermont the day before. HP #3.
Unplanned late summer ascent....determination and a lot of spirit took me to the top. Had quite a descent though via the Auto Road as the trail became overtaken by heavy fog and winds....
Was with my wife who found it difficult. As for myself, it was a nice hike. We slept at the Lake of the Clouds hut and then summited the next morning.
Sun was 100 %. Trails were in good condition, the snow was some what packed. No postholing. One scetchy move crossing the river. With a pole, the crossing is not a concern, counter-balance works wonders.
Several blow-downs on Hunington. The talus field was covered in snow and (fan) was stable as was snow in Central gully. A very fun snow climb.
Topped out, descended via Escape hatch and back the way I came up.
My first mountain...didn't know what I was doing, but carried plenty of clothing, food, and water. 70 dgrees when we started and about 20 degrees on top. I guess since my first mountain was so crowded, I've never been suprised by the numbers on Colorado 14ers. Great to take advantage of ammenities....bought a hamburger in the snack bar at the top! That made topping out in a parking lot not so bad.