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AlexFTGU
11-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Has anyone taken this trip this last couple of days, just wondering how the trail is doing..

KD Talbot
11-21-2008, 04:26 PM
I haven't been, but I can guarantee you'll need full winter gear and crampons. Post pics here after your trip!

KDT

Bill O
11-21-2008, 05:56 PM
Very mixed I'm sure. Just watch your footing. Soft snow between the rocks and lots of water ice I'm sure.

AlexFTGU
11-23-2008, 12:39 PM
Thanks a lot guys! Will post pictures as soon as I get back. Leaving Burlington, VT at 4 am, should be climbing by 7:45 am Monday morning.

Charlie
11-23-2008, 07:46 PM
have a fun safe trip

Bill O
11-23-2008, 08:00 PM
Looks like tomorrow is going to be the best day weatherwise. Yes, lots of photos. Those fall transition pictures are somewhat rare.

AlexFTGU
11-24-2008, 07:00 PM
I can't even begin to describe how beautiful it was there today...pictures coming soon.

Brad
11-24-2008, 08:55 PM
Time is up. We are waiting!

Bill O
11-24-2008, 09:25 PM
Time is up. We are waiting!

Yeah, what's taking so long? You've been back for at least two hours and we have nothing yet. ;)

And if I had to take a wild guess you're a student which means you have nothing else to do but upload photos.

Brad
11-25-2008, 06:00 AM
Here it is at 6:00 AM the next day and still no pictures. Maybe we should have gone along with him?

AlexFTGU
11-25-2008, 10:10 AM
hahah you should have DEFINITELY come up with me. Oh, and I work FOR the university :) We were the first to ascend up the Lions Head trail right before the cone and found ourselves in unbroken knee deep snow for at least 200-300 feet. Only saw another group of four up there who summited maybe 20 minutes after us (I think they took Tucks all the way up). There was practically no wind and only had to change out the crampons a couple times. SO BEAUTIFUL.

This is what it looked like most of the way up Tucks
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3054.jpg

Almost to junction with Lions Head
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3057-2.jpg

Heading towards junction with Tucks again
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3116-1.jpg

Breaking trail on Lions Head
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3058-1.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3059.jpg

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http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3077.jpg

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http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3084.jpg

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http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3114.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3084.jpg

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http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3100.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3085.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3086.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3087.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3101.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3103.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n87/alexftgu/IMG_3106.jpg

There you go! :)

mtruman
11-25-2008, 10:34 AM
Just beautiful!!! Glad you had such a great day and thanks for sharing the journey with us.

CHRIS
11-25-2008, 10:51 AM
Wow what a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing the pics. with us.

Brad
11-25-2008, 11:51 AM
Wonderful pictures! Please submit the Junction sign post picture (the first one) to the Photo Journal.

AlexFTGU
11-25-2008, 12:04 PM
Ok! How do I do that?

Tim&Val
11-25-2008, 12:41 PM
Ok! How do I do that?

Here's the link to submit photos (http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/journal/submit.php)

Your pictures are WONDERFUL - what an incredible experience that must have been!

Valerie

AlexFTGU
11-25-2008, 01:23 PM
Thank you!

Bill O
11-25-2008, 01:38 PM
Wonderful pictures! Please submit the Junction sign post picture (the first one) to the Photo Journal.

The one with the hand in it? I agree its a great photo, but somewhat unlucky there is a hand in it.

AlexFTGU
11-25-2008, 01:40 PM
hahah yeah you should photoshop the hand out..

KD Talbot
11-25-2008, 04:16 PM
Can't count it as a winter hike, though. :D If I didn't know the wind will take care of it I'd be scoldin' ya for post holing your way up.

Glad you had a good hike.

KDT

KD Talbot
11-25-2008, 08:43 PM
of your hike up Lion Head on Monday to this hike attempt up the Jewell on Sunday. Shows how different things can be:

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26415

KDT

AlexFTGU
11-25-2008, 08:44 PM
Yeah I thought about that on the way up, at least it was for only like 2-300 feet. Thanks for all the nice comments though. It was great. I wish you the same luck.

Charlie
11-25-2008, 09:03 PM
your pictures all i can say is


WOW thanks

CHRIS
11-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Way cool pictures thanks for the report.