Ascent of Mount Washington on 2007-10-21

Climber: Diane Mancino

Others in Party:Lyon
Karen D
Date:Sunday, October 21, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail was very memorable. Lots of water on the
> trail- I'm sure its a sheet of ice when frozen. Serena descended
> this trail also- she had to backtrack and retrieve a thermos lid
> after summiting. We skipped Monroe- we were feeling good, but the
> winds were reported at 50 mph and we wanted all the energy we could
> have.
> At the hut, I could see how my plan to take Jewell trail would have
> to be scraped if there was high winds and return the same trail. We
> all felt great for the summit- the weather was really good. Super
> clear vistas. It didn't get super windy until we were .5 miles fro
> the summit. We heard the building was open, so there was no
> stopping us. We arrived at 1pm and rested for 1 hour.
> we descended Jewell trail- I now question whether its better to
> descend Jewell or Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. The Amm. seemed like
> better footing besides for the rock slabs. we chose Jewel because
> it was suppose to be easier- but I really hate balancing on big
> boulders, that slowed me down.
> Besides for that, We had a great trip. the weather was just right-
> and to see that wind was amazing. Considering Lyon and my pace, we
> lucked out. lots of breaks, clothing changes, take in the views.
> We got to the parking lot at dusk 5:55 Serena left us a note- she
> got back at 3:05.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Extremely Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
    Trailhead:Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail   
    Time Up:3 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Jewel Trail
    Trailhead:cog railroad,parking lot. jewell trail  
    Time Down:4 Hours 

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