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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Washington (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion Head Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Pinkham 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Goggles, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We never found the summit 
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Chris Williams 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cw@chrisdiannefamily.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-25 
Link
Link: http://chrisdiannefamily.com/2013/02/18/winter-camping-trip-with-travis/ 
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