|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Washington (attempt), NH|
||Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion Head Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, February 13, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust |
||Snowshoes, Goggles, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||We never found the summit ||
||Came up Tuesday night and slept in the car. About 4" of snow on 16 so it was slow going. Checked on the weather and it seemed a good day for Washington. Our plan was to summit and then tent near Lake in the clouds, then do the ridge to Madison and camp there and down Friday to Pinkham. Headed up Lions Head Winter. Had to break trail but there were two of us, each with 50lb packs and then a group from Canada and an EMS outing. The winter route was perfect, no wind and about zero. Broke out of the trees to about 30mph winds which changed to 75 by the time we got to the traverse. The EMS group turned back at the traverse and the Canadians were in front of us. We met the Canadians when you get to the snbow fields. They were up for the day and planned to go around to Boot Spur. We continued on and got to about the interaction of the Lions Head and Tuckermans. Wind was now well over 75, temp about -10 and no visability so we turned back. |
Ended up staying at Tuckermans and the following day we crossed the road and stayed at Carter hut and then did Carter Dome on our last day.
||Chris Williams |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.