Ascent of Mount Washington on 2014-05-26

Climber: Andrew Hollis

Date:Monday, May 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

2 of 7 of my New England Highpoint Adventure

Camped for Free on along Haystack Road Twin Mountain, New Hampshire. It's closed for car traffic now but you are allowed to camp. Started hiking at 8am. The ranger at Pinkham Knotch said 70mph careful. The hike was very enjoyable and the wind didn't get Ridiculous until the parking lot / visitor center. Average Wind speed for the day was 54.5mph and the max gust was 90mph. A pretty windy day for Mt Washington! On the way down the rain started. Mostly a light drizzle. But not so light when 50mph winds are coming with it. My right knee was hurting so I took it really easy on the way down.

State Highpoint #15
Off to Maine!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Extremely Windy, White-out
Windiest Day in May so far 55mph avg. 90mph Max Gust

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