Ascent of Mount Washington on 2009-05-14
|Others in Party:||Joni Giem|
|Date:||Thursday, May 14, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||6288 ft / 1916 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCold, very windy (what a shocker), and exhausting! This mountain earns its reputation! It's probably better attempted in the summer, if climbed the old-fashioned way, sans vehicle or cog rail. In favor of not mis-stepping and falling to our deaths in a slick descent down the trail we had ascended, we opted to hike down the auto road, and eventually we hitchhiked in the SUV of a nice couple from Virginia/Maine.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Weather:||Extremely Windy|
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