Ascent of Mount Washington on 2011-07-03

Climber: John N

Others in Party:Laura
Jamie Blatt
Date:Sunday, July 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked the southern presidentials, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce. 1 hour from the summit of Washington the sky opened up and started pouring. When we reached the summit we went into the observation building for about an hour to dry off and warm up. The summit was crowded with people who had taken the cog rail or the auto road to the top. From there we decided to continue on and finished the route. In total it took about 11 hours. We saw only a few people after we left the summit of Washington. At the summit of Monroe we briefly were engulfed by a thick fog and could not see anything. The only summit where it was not raining was Eisenhower. At the summit of Eisenhower there is the largest cairn i have ever seen. We each added a rock to it before we moved onward.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4007 ft / 1221 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4007 ft / 1221 m
    Extra Loss:569 ft / 173 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Jewett Trail
    Trailhead:Jewett Trailhead  2850 ft / 868 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Southern Presidentials (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Mount Pierce2011-07-03 d
1Mount Washington2011-07-03 a
2Mount Monroe2011-07-03 b
3Mount Eisenhower2011-07-03 c

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