Ascent of Mount Washington on 2011-08-21

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Date:Sunday, August 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

8 People (Ken, Todd, Lynne, Nick, Edzo, Sharon, Mark and me) met at Appalachia TH between Jefferson and Gorham in NH around 5:30AM and we started to hike at 5:52AM by using Valley Way to reach Madison Hut first. This hike is 1 day Presidential Traverse to cover 7 AMC official > 4K Peaks + Clay and Flanklin. But there were 2 slow hikers which delayed our hike largely. Although we're planning to reach to Mt Washington summit around noon time, we reached there after 2pm. Before this point, 2 people decided not to reach every single summit point and those 2 only aimed to Mt Washington summit. At M W summit, another 2 hikers decided to bail out from Ammo ravine trail. So 8 hikers went down to 4. Then, we met 2 friend hikers + 2 dogs at Mt W summit. They joined us to peakbag the rest of South Presi Range (Monroe, Eisenhower and Pierce). We had heavy rain when we reached to Monroe summit. From there, thunders started and we had to escape from it at the 3 locations for a while during hike which we wasted another 40min. We finally hiked out to AMC Highland Center at 7:20pm or so safely after sumitt-ing to Eisenhower and Pierce.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1313 ft / 400 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1276 ft / 388 m
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1313 ft / 400 m
    Start Trailhead:Junc between Gulfside Tr n Sphinx Tr  4975 ft / 1516 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1276 ft / 388 m
    End Trailhead:Lake of the Clouds Hut  5012 ft / 1527 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 1DAY Presi Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison2011-08-214060 ft / 1237 m
2Mount Adams2011-08-21974 ft / 297 m
3Mount Jefferson2011-08-21774 ft / 236 m
4Mount Washington2011-08-211313 ft / 400 m
5Mount Monroe2011-08-21360 ft / 110 m
6Mount Eisenhower2011-08-21310 ft / 94 m
7Mount Pierce2011-08-210 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 7791 ft / 2374 m    Total Trip Loss: 7177 ft / 2188 m

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