Ascent of Mount Washington on 2006-07-15

Climber: Tom Brashear

Others in Party:Solo climb
Date:Saturday, July 15, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my second highpoint and was the first of three on a weekend journey. Kiki flew out of town for a bridal shower to Annapolis, MD and I dropped her off at the airport in RI. From there I drove up to Conroe, NH and spent the night in a Holiday Inn Express hotel. The next morning, I got on the trail at around 6AM. I took the Tuckerman’s Ravine trail up to the top – it took me 4.5 hours. I was met at the top with beautiful weather and a slight chill in the air – even for July. Since the mountain can also be driven, many families looked at me as I was sweat drenched from my strenuous hike; I dried out and then came back down the mountain via Lion’s Head trail – by this time there were a lot more hikers on the trail, good thing I was heading down. I saw snow on the mountainside during my descent and it surprised me for July. Great views and great pics.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4291 ft / 1307 m
    Elevation Loss:4291 ft / 1307 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4270 ft / 1301 m
    Extra Loss:21 ft / 6 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Tuckerman Ravine/Lion Head Trail
    Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  2039 ft / 621 m
    Time Up:0 Days 3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4270 ft / 1301 m
    Extra Gain:21 ft / 6 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Tuckerman Crossover/Ravine Trail
    Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  2039 ft / 621 m
    Time Down:0 Days 2 Hours 15 Minutes

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