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AlexeyD

AlexeyD - Nov 29, 2004 3:11 pm

Route Climbed: Presidential Traverse Date Climbed: 28 November, 2004

Did a very nice early winter Presidential traverse, from Crawford Notch on rte 302 to Appalachia Parking Lot on Rte 2. Hiked up to Mitzpah Springs hut late Friday night, hauled ass all the way to Madison Hut Saturday, then down Valley Way trail to Appalachia on Sunday. Got to car before 11, only to find it broken into...but that's another story...

syzygy - Nov 21, 2004 11:36 pm

Route Climbed: Huntington up, Lions Head down. Date Climbed: Sept 9, 2004  Sucess!

Now what? I've done the big one? I guess its time to learn some winter camping. A SPECTACULAR day for a climb. The views were FABULOUS. We could see for miles!

nuclimber

nuclimber - Oct 11, 2004 9:36 pm

Route Climbed: tuckerman ravine Date Climbed: 27 november 2002  Sucess!

fun fun fun! tough to follow the trail up the ravine when its covered in snow. bundle up and bring lots of water.

mickymac1

mickymac1 - Oct 8, 2004 1:22 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head & Presi Traverse Date Climbed: 7/'93 & 1/'01  Sucess!

Awesome mountain!!

climbmn

climbmn - Sep 27, 2004 3:40 am

Route Climbed: Tuckerman Ravine Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2002  Sucess!

Summit in poor visibility. Amazing trip though.

irishrose - Sep 10, 2004 11:29 pm

Date Climbed: September 4, 2003  Sucess!

What a day! Wild weather encountered, par for the mountian, an awesome no matter what we faced.

irishrose - Sep 10, 2004 11:27 pm

Route Climbed: Pinnicale Gully, Huntington Ravine Date Climbed: Sepember 2, 2002  Sucess!

One on my favorite places in the presidential mt range!

woodstrider

woodstrider - Sep 9, 2004 2:41 pm

Date Climbed: 3-13-99 and 8-20-03  Sucess!

Did this twice, in the winter by the Lion's Head route and back to Hermit Lakes via the Boot Spur and Link and then in the Summer as I completed another section of the AT.

mountainjunkie

mountainjunkie - Aug 28, 2004 10:20 am

Route Climbed: Lion Head Winter Route Date Climbed: 1/25/03  Sucess!

This was my first exposure to winter mountaineering. I went with a friend who taught me all the basics (self-arrest, crampon travel, etc.) The weather was nasty (50mph winds and windchill of -50F and poor visibility) near the top, but it was still a great feeling to stand on the summit.

ChrisPierz

ChrisPierz - Aug 15, 2004 11:24 pm

Route Climbed: Great Gulf Trail Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!

My brother and I hiked in the rain until we reached the treeline. The views hiking up were Incredibly Foggy and at the top Foggy, 4pm Foggy, 5pm we saw about an ounce of blue sky.



At the top you watch people get off the COG and cars and that brings even more accomplishment within yourself.



Next time I am driving up so I can get that bumper sticker "My car climbed Mt. Washington."

ungerfeld

ungerfeld - Aug 9, 2004 7:00 pm

Route Climbed: Lion Head Date Climbed: March 2004  Sucess!

We were lucky with the weather this time. The photo is actually from two years ago.

dspal

dspal - Aug 1, 2004 8:40 pm

Route Climbed: Huntington Ravine Trail Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

Over two days, staying at Lake of the Clouds hut, very rocky, steep, strenous, and exposed route, exceptional hike...

Brian Pierz

Brian Pierz - Jul 26, 2004 1:04 pm

Route Climbed: Great Gulf Trail Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!

Was planning on hiking 6 Husbands then Jefferson to Clay to Washington, but a steady downpour prevented that. My brother and I headed up the Great Gulf River, er, Trail from the Bluff.



The first section was either muddy or was an actual brook, and every time we'd brush up against a tree you'd get soaked. Once we got to the treeline however this became a fun hike. The boulders were more challenging than probably normal because of the rain. Visibility was about zero, but it was quite a surreal experience to hear the cog train, then see it at the last second as it "flys" by.



Enjoy the meal at the summit. If you're hiking with my brother, make sure you get a bite of his whoopie cookie before he devours it in two huge bites.

hgrapid

hgrapid - May 31, 2004 1:39 pm

Route Climbed: Lions Head Date Climbed: 5/30/04  Sucess!

Tuckerman's was closed. We made it up Lions Head, but conditions were bad towards the top, and so was visibility, so we had to find our own way, straight up the rocks, with 75 MPH winds, and -4 degrees windchill.

They told us to go right to the shelter in the summit area, but I summited anyway.

MtnWoman

MtnWoman - Mar 26, 2004 12:01 am

Route Climbed: Tuckerman's Ravine Date Climbed: October 3,1999  Sucess!

First mountain summit.

Chris

Chris - Mar 22, 2004 10:14 pm

Route Climbed: Lion's Head Date Climbed: May 1996  Sucess!

This is a long climb for only being just over 6000' high! Spectacular scenery.

paclimber

paclimber - Mar 2, 2004 1:46 pm

Route Climbed: Lion Head Date Climbed: February 27, 2004  Sucess!

Magnificent day for a climb. Summit Conditions at 6:00 AM: 11 degrees, 40 mph winds, 110 miles visibility. Winds were non-existent early, even above tree line and around Lion Head. Not until above alpine gardens did winds pick up.

crag

crag - Jan 23, 2004 2:11 pm

Route Climbed: Tuckerman's Ravine Date Climbed: February 12, 1997  Sucess!

Bagged this peak many times via Jewell, Boott Spur, and as part of a traverse up the Jefferson's Caps Ridge, over Clay, Washington, Monroe, and down the Ammonusic Ravine. The worst part about that one is walking back up the road to the Caps trailhead. The most fun was on February 12, 1997, up and down Tuckerman's. Air temp in Pinkham notch was about 15F and the winds were pretty calm. Snow conditions were excellent for hiking, no snowshoes needed on the lower part of the mountain, thin crunchy rime and hoar up on the summit dome (no crampons needed). Fun!

mtwashingtonmonroe

mtwashingtonmonroe - Dec 29, 2003 10:23 pm

Route Climbed: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail Date Climbed: July 14, 2003  Sucess!

This was my first trip to the White Mountains and definately won't be my last. I took the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to the Lake of Clouds hut and then climbed Mount Monroe as well. Then I took the Crawford Path to the summit. The views were more than undescribable. It was a wonderful day for a hike and we had some fun on the scrambling sections. The winds were about 35mph avg. The temp. hung around 45 the entire day and it was beautiful. We descended via the Gulfside/Jewell Trail to see the Great Gulf and it was beautiful. I'll definately be making the trip again and I'd like to do the Northern peaks as well because we had bad weather the rest of our stay. It is a wonderful trip and the views are amazing.

demo1427

demo1427 - Nov 24, 2003 6:17 am

Route Climbed: Lion Head Winter Route Date Climbed: January 4-5, 2002  Sucess!

1st Successful Winter Summit. Have been 3-4 times per winter since then. Last summit was November 16th, 2003. Clear and sunny, not typical late fall weather.

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