Ascent of Mount Washington on 2019-07-27

Climber: Jason Rossman

Others in Party:Jill Conroy
Date:Saturday, July 27, 2019
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

Probably the most ideal weather day you could have to hike a mountain which meant the trails would be crowded. I expected there to be unprepared people, but the amount of them was staggering.

My friend Jill and I ascended Washington via Huntington Ravine Trail. I only consider it fun because it was dry. I would not hike this trail if it was wet or raining. In addition to hikers, some rock climbers had made their way to some of the steep overhangs. I wouldn't do that either.

We reached the top of the headwall and I continued on towards the auto road to complete the trail for the Terrifying 25 list. Jill stayed behind at the junction with the Alpine Trail. I returned to where she was and we made our way over to Tuckerman's via the Alpine Garden Trail. At the junction with Tuckerman's we sat and waited for our friend Ryan who was participating in the Sea to Summit triathlon. The final part of the race was a run/hike up Washington. After about 90 minutes he arrived and looked exhausted. We escorted him the final mile to the summit where we celebrated his amazing accomplishment.

This was my 4th summit of Washington and could not believe how perfect the weather was. Pleasant temps and no wind!

Ryan hitched a ride down with his wife and Jill and I began our decent. We went Crawford-->Davis-->Glen Boulder Trail. We passed over the summit of Slide Peak so I could check that off the Trailwrights 72 list. We returned to our cars around 5:30 just as the skies opened up. Overall a terrific day of hiking.

Start: 8:30am
Finish: 5:30pm
(90 minutes of stop time waiting for Ryan)
11.1 miles
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4244 ft / 1293 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4244 ft / 1293 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.6 km
    Route:Tuckerman Ravine Tr, Huntington Ravine Tr, Alpine
    Start Trailhead:2044 ft / 623 m
    Time:3 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Washington/Slide

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Washington2019-07-274244 ft / 1294 m
2Slide Peak2019-07-27 
Total Trip Gain: 4244 ft / 1294 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jason Rossman
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