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Ascent of Mount Washington on 2009-07-05

Climber: Russell Young

Others in Party:Fiance
father in law
Sister in Law
aunt in law
Date:Sunday, July 5, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:6288 ft / 1916 m

Ascent Trip Report

Aimed to hike Saturday but outlook on sunday seemed better. Sunny with a chance of clouds. real windy on drive to trailhead and was very pleasant on the trail up, till the hermit lake shelter. then it started gettign foggy and a bit windier. the crap load of rain so far this summer turned alot of the trail into streams. which didn't affect us much until tuckermans ravine, feet got wet between rocks. it got a little crazy from there on out being in the cloud surrounding the summit. beautiful mountain. 75F at the base and 40F with a 18F windchill at the summit with visibility at 25ft. it was tolerable going up but didn't want to risk it going back down so we took the shuttle which had some better views from the auto road. Tired and hip started to hurt once at the top but worth it. Felt superior to the people who drove up. One lady at the summit who was in heels and behind us on the steps actuallylhad the nerve to comment on how slow we were goin up the stairs to the summit cafe.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4288 ft / 1307 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Very Windy, White-out
Sunny at base, Foggy at top
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4288 ft / 1307 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Tuckermans Ravine trail
    Trailhead:pinkham notch  2000 ft / 609 m
    Time Up:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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