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Brad
12-26-2007, 05:40 PM
My son in law and I went to the rise above HoJo's this morning. what a great day for a hike! We were back at the car at 12:30 PM after having a wonderful time. Met some nice folks on the trail - hopefully, they will join the forum.

http://images32.fotki.com/v1066/photos/8/8235/5739085/IMG_0128a-vi.jpg

Pictures are at
http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/2007_hikes/2007-12-26-tuckermans

Stopped at the MWO offices in N Conway on the way home just to say hi to the folks.

Bill O
12-26-2007, 05:45 PM
Looking very wintry up there. How was the fog/undercast in the valley? Looked amazing on the webcams.

Brad
12-26-2007, 05:46 PM
When we got to the first "flat" stretch with a good view we could not see much on the way up due the clouds coming in a bit. Other than that, we did not see any clouds.

KD Talbot
12-26-2007, 07:30 PM
Great shots Brad! You had a nice warm day. Hillman's and Left Gully looked pretty good, but Right Gully and Lion Head looked pretty bony. What were the avalanche warnings today? Were those guys climbing Hillman's to ski? It didn't look like it.

KDT

Brad
12-26-2007, 08:10 PM
Kevin, the weather could not have been much better. Very light breeze or none at all. Very warm in the sun. Just a great chance to get out and stretch. Considering my conditioning (or lack thereof), I did pretty well. It was 1 hour 30 minutes to HoJo's and 1 hr 10 minutes down. The trail was packed with icy spots. You did have to be careful and have good traction - especially coming down.

Hillman's looked pretty good if you don't worry about the snow up top on the ridge. I did not look closely for the warnings. Heard stories of a group heading up Lions Head who sounded like they had little to no experience. Their idea of a plan for getting down if Lions Head was a problem was to go down Tuckermans Ravine Trail. Hope they did okay out there.

KD Talbot
12-26-2007, 08:40 PM
Yeah, I guess they had little experience. I'm sure it could be done if the conditions were right and they had the equipment. Just seems it would be much easier to descend the way they came.

An acquaintance of mine is trying to set a record for the quickest winter ascent of New Hampshire's 48 4K's. He traversed from Adams to Jackson today. They had great weather, not sure how they did yet. He hiked the 48 in September in 11 days, continuous, meaning he hiked the distances between the mountains, too. Carrying his gear to camp each night. He's not a young guy either, he's 38. He does push ups on each summit to mark which number he's on. If he's on the 36th mountain, he does 36 pushups. Sounds like a hoax, but it is verifiable by the many folks who join him for a portion of his marathons.

I was thinking of him when I was looking at your pictures. I was glad to see they had good weather today.

KDT

Steve M
12-26-2007, 10:40 PM
My son in law and I went to the rise above HoJo's this morning. what a great day for a hike! We were back at the car at 12:30 PM after having a wonderful time. Met some nice folks on the trail - hopefully, they will join the forum.

http://images32.fotki.com/v1066/photos/8/8235/5739085/IMG_0128a-vi.jpg

Pictures are at
http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/2007_hikes/2007-12-26-tuckermans

Stopped at the MWO offices in N Conway on the way home just to say hi to the folks.
Don't know why but only 2 of the 58 photos show up for me. I tried on both my laptop and PC. even tried logging in. Wish I could see them!

Brad
12-27-2007, 09:25 AM
Don't know why but only 2 of the 58 photos show up for me. I tried on both my laptop and PC. even tried logging in. Wish I could see them!
Do you see the thumbnails? Or not even those? I just checked and saw everything fine.

Charlie
12-27-2007, 11:35 AM
looks like you had a nice day wish i was there but o-well some day

thanks brad

Steve M
12-27-2007, 12:09 PM
Do you see the thumbnails? Or not even those? I just checked and saw everything fine.
I see the places for the pictures and even the image numbers in the boxes but no pics. I tried to run the slideshow and it runs through the images but it's all black, no images. If I try to click on an image for a larger view I don't get anything there either.

mtruman
12-28-2007, 04:13 PM
Looks like the day couldn't have been better for this hike! Photos are awesome. Not going to be back in NH till February - this makes me wish it was way sooner.

EricJ
01-02-2008, 01:56 PM
My Wife, 2 sons and I are going to Tuckermans this weekend. Last 2 tries were white outs. We're hoping for the best this time, Wahoo! If not, like last January, Wildcat will do just fine. I'll try not to moon the webcam though, if we do go to Wildcat LOL !

Brad
01-02-2008, 03:54 PM
Looks like it might be a cloudy day on Saturday - but, no snow. My son and I are thinking of heading back into Tucks on Saturday if the rest of our schedule works out okay. I will be the old man in the wheelchair.

Charlie
01-02-2008, 07:12 PM
. I will be the old man in the wheelchair.


make sure you have good snow tires and chains , is it 4 wheel drive :D

Brad
01-02-2008, 07:17 PM
make sure you have good snow tires and chains , is it 4 wheel drive :D
I was hopng to find someone to pull.

Charlie
01-02-2008, 07:39 PM
I was hopng to find someone to pull.


I'm on my way and i will bring skies so i wont bog down your wheelchair

Brad
01-04-2008, 07:35 PM
My Wife, 2 sons and I are going to Tuckermans this weekend. Last 2 tries were white outs. We're hoping for the best this time, Wahoo! If not, like last January, Wildcat will do just fine. I'll try not to moon the webcam though, if we do go to Wildcat LOL !
My son and I are heading for HoJo's and maybe a little further tmorrow morning. My last time out before I leave on Sunday. The weather looks even better as we get closer. I will have a black backpack on it that says "Canon" as in camera.

Steve M
01-04-2008, 08:04 PM
My son and I are heading for HoJo's and maybe a little further tmorrow morning. My last time out before I leave on Sunday. The weather looks even better as we get closer. I will have a black backpack on it that says "Canon" as in camera.
Thanks, I'll be looking for you on the trail...From Google Earth:p

Brad
01-05-2008, 05:18 PM
Well, we got out there again today and it was very nice. Few clouds as we headed up. Then a low layer came through. But, the view was still nice. We were back at the car at Pinkham's just before noon. The headwall looked to be filling in but dangerous!

http://images33.fotki.com/v1072/photos/8/8235/5776204/CRW_0270a-vi.jpg

Pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/2008-hikes/2008-01-05-tuckermans/

Charlie
01-05-2008, 05:41 PM
very nice brad thanks

billysinc
01-05-2008, 06:09 PM
Does that look like an avalanche break in the middle below the rocks?

Charlie
01-05-2008, 06:58 PM
brad probably sneezed and started one

KD Talbot
01-05-2008, 07:13 PM
Very nice, Brad! That is definitely an avalanche break. No doubt why we don't see any climbers or skiers on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in January.

We had a beautiful hike on Mount Cabot today. Will post soon.

KDT

Brad
01-05-2008, 07:26 PM
Yes,that is a break. It let loose yesterday.

Through SpyBoy's help we combined a shot of Hillman's highway taken 12/26/2007 (upper image) and one taken today (1/5/2008 lower image). The snow has filled in a lot.

http://images31.fotki.com/v1043/photos/8/8235/5776204/hillman-vi.jpg

Steve M
01-05-2008, 09:37 PM
Well, we got out there again today and it was very nice. Few clouds as we headed up. Then a low layer came through. But, the view was still nice. We were back at the car at Pinkham's just before noon. The headwall looked to be filling in but dangerous!

http://images33.fotki.com/v1072/photos/8/8235/5776204/CRW_0270a-vi.jpg

Pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/2008-hikes/2008-01-05-tuckermans/
Yea, check out that fracture. Thanks Brad, very nice!