Ascent of Mount Washington on 2007-06-06
|Others in Party:||My friend Dave from NY and his rottie|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 6, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||6288 ft / 1916 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe started the morning at Pinkham Notch visitor center and headed towards Tuckerman's ravine. It was sunny and 85, we were in our shorts but had all the needed winter gear with us. We took the Lion's head trail bcz Tuck's was closed. The sun was out and the weather beautiful. As we got to the lion's head the temp dropped and the wind picked up tremendously. At the base of the summit cone it was down to less than 50 degrees but still as sunny. The wind was steady at over 30 mph. We began the climb up the cone which at times seemed more like rock climbing and rock hopping than hiking. I saw the tower and heard the cog railway. My pace intensified because I knew we were close and my heart raced with anticipation. We summitted, much to my laughter, into the parking lot. I insisted we stay on rocks to the summit, which proved rather difficult given the many obstacles on top. We summitted in 33 degrees, 50 mph winds, sunny skies and all smiles! What a glorious day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles|
| Nights Spent:||0 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cool, Very Windy, Clear|
Sunshine but windy.
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