Ascent of Mount Washington on 2006-08-22
|Date:||Tuesday, August 22, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||6288 ft / 1916 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTo this point, I feel that Mount Washington is my most impressive accomplishment. I have hiked peaks with higher elevation, but the forces of nature and the elevation gain are second to none.
Even in August, it was approx 38 degrees on top with 35 mile/hr steady winds. Once I climbed out of the bowl at Tuckerman Ravine, visibility was about 100'. I can understand how quickly some folks get into trouble on this peak. My legs were absolutely spent ascending the mountain to the point that I believed it to be dangerous to make the descent back down on Tuckerman Ravine Trail. So, I took the Shuttle Van down.
Next trip, I plan on traversing up Tuckerman and down Ammonoosic Falls Trail. I can't wait to get back here!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4300 ft / 1310 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||4300 ft / 1310 m|
| Distance:||4.2 mi / 6.8 km|
| Route:||Tuckerman Ravine Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Pinkham Notch 1988 ft / 605 m|
| Time:||0 Days 4 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Route:||Mt. Washington Auto Road.|
This page has been served 872 times since 2005-01-15.