Ascent of Mount Washington on 2010-08-21

Climber: Peter Ravanis

Others in Party:Joe Higgins
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked west side, up the Jewel Trail, down the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail, via the Gulfside Tr. Stopped on top for lunch, and at Lake of the Clouds hut for coffee :)

Weather report for Sat from Mt Washington Observatory:
17:56 Sat Aug 21st

It has been another nice day here on the summit. I awoke not only to low winds and lots of sunshine, but also to a whole lot of people. This surprised me because it was not yet 6:00 AM, but then I remembered it was the day of the Mount Washington Autoroad Bicycle Hillclimb. The day was spent taking observations, explaining the concept of a sling psychrometer to a number of folks, and petting any dog I could find. Clouds slowly built in overhead and as daytime heating occurred, fluffy cumulus popped up around us. Fog flirted with the mountain several times today, but it was intermittent and didn't hang around long. I was really quite pleased with this because my Dad, John, and his wife, Kathy, came up to the summit to see where I spend over half my life. Although I spend much of my time with my head in the clouds, I'd rather show them the views surrounding this place. Hopefully we will stay out of the clouds for a while so they can also see the city lights this evening. For now though, I am at the end of my shift, so I am going to end this comment a bit short to go hang out with them. Check back in tomorrow for an update on their stay as I am going to try to convince them to write a comment!

Mike Finnegan – IT Observer
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp

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