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-Maxeel-
01-07-2009, 12:55 PM
Hello there, i will introduce myself quickly. My name is David I'm 19 years old and I'm from Quebec, Canada. I'm a french speaking person so my english isn't really good as you can see...

I hike with 2 friends at Mt Washington summit twice... first time October 2008, and last time January 5th 2009. I got a question for tthe next time we're gonna try to go up there.

Last time I realise there was an (don't know what's the real word for this) electric outlet at the summit where is the chalet (closed for the season). I know it's hard to understand what I'm trying to ask and whick place I'm trying to tell you, but there's a little picture of where I'm trying to situate you.
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1503/033ua9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/033ua9.jpg/1/w800.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img166/033ua9.jpg/1/)

At the completly right of the picture, there is a little bench and I see next to it that there was an electric outlet. I want to know if the electric outlet is working in winter and if we could use it or not ?

Thanks for the answer...

Bill O
01-07-2009, 01:11 PM
I know what you are talking about, but I have no idea if the outlet works in the winter. I would assume that it is not active during the winter.

What were you planning on using it for?

donnellyvj
01-07-2009, 01:25 PM
I would bring up a toaster. hehe

UncleFester
01-07-2009, 01:30 PM
I would bring up a toaster. hehe

Forget the toaster, bring one of those massaging chairs with built in heated seat and calf massager from the Brookstone stores.

-Maxeel-
01-07-2009, 01:39 PM
I want to bring a light.

We want to sleep in a tent up there to see the sunrise....

Bill O
01-07-2009, 01:55 PM
I want to bring a light.

We want to sleep in a tent up there to see the sunrise....

Well, you just answered a different question. You can't sleep up there to watch the sunrise.

You cannot camp in the Mount Washington State park...ever. Which is basically the summit cone. You cannot camp in the Cutler River Drainage. If you want to camp above treeline it is allowed where there is 2 feet of snow and not in the State Park or in the Cutler River Drainage.

Don't take this the wrong way, but I have no other way to ask. What made you think you could camp right outside the front door of the state park building? Is it a lack of information in French? The vast majority of people who are found illegally camping on Mount Washington tend to not speak fluent English.

KD Talbot
01-07-2009, 04:49 PM
About the only place on the east side of MW you can legally camp is at Hermit Lake Shelter. A pretty easy climb to the summit from there in the right conditions. Would have to climb before sunrise.

CAMPING

Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness

Wilderness regulations, intended to protect Wilderness resources and promote opportunities for challenge and solitude, prohibit use of motorized equipment or mechanical means of transportation of any sort. Camping and wood or charcoal fires are not allowed within 200 ft. of any trail except at designated campsites.
Hiking and camping group size must be no larger than 10 people. Camping and fires are also prohibited above the treeline (where trees are less than 8 ft. tall), except in winter, when camping is permitted above the treeline in places where snow cover is at least 2 ft. deep, but not on any frozen body of water. Many shelters have been removed, and the remaining ones will be dismantled when major maintenance is required; one should not count on using any of these shelters.

Forest Protection Areas

The WMNF has established a number of Forest Protection Areas (FPAs)?
formerly known as Restricted Use Areas?where camping and wood or charcoal fires are prohibited throughout the year. The specific areas are under continual review, and areas are added to or subtracted from the list in order to provide the greatest amount of protection to areas subject to damage by excessive camping, while imposing the lowest level of restrictions possible. A general list of FPAs in this section follows, but since there are often major changes from year to year, one should obtain current information on FPAs from the WMNF.

(1) No camping is permitted above treeline (where trees are less than
8 ft. tall), except in winter, and then only in places where there is at least
2 ft. of snow cover on the ground?but not on any frozen body of water,
and not on the east face of Mt. Washington's summit cone from Boott
Spur to Nelson Crag (the area above Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines,
including the Alpine Garden area). The point where the above-treeline
restricted area begins is marked on most trails with small signs, but the
absence of such signs should not be construed as proof of the legality of
a site.

(2) No camping is permitted within a quarter mile of any trailhead,
picnic area, or any facility for overnight accommodation such as a hut,
cabin, shelter, tentsite, or campground, except as designated at the facility
itself. In the area covered by Section 1, camping is also forbidden within a
quarter mile of Glen Ellis Falls.

KDT

Charlie
01-07-2009, 04:51 PM
now if you were to sit up against the building and fall asleep then that might be ok and a little cold to :eek:

KD Talbot
01-07-2009, 04:52 PM
you might even get your name on the wall inside!

KDT

Steve M
01-07-2009, 10:25 PM
you might even get your name on the wall inside!

KDT

I don't think French popsicles taste any better than American ones.

spyboy
01-08-2009, 08:14 AM
"What would you use the outlet for?"

To plug in the hot tub, duh!

Bill O
01-08-2009, 08:18 AM
I don't think French popsicles taste any better than American ones.

He speaks French, but he's not from France. Just like we speak English but we aren't from England.

spyboy
01-08-2009, 08:21 AM
You could just put one of these on your tent to generate power

http://gadgetlink2.com/windmill-charger.html

Or wear one of these while hiking to charge up batteries

http://www.gotwind.org/orange_dance_charger.htm

Kirk

donnellyvj
01-08-2009, 11:42 AM
You could just put one of these on your tent to generate power

http://gadgetlink2.com/windmill-charger.html

Or wear one of these while hiking to charge up batteries

http://www.gotwind.org/orange_dance_charger.htm

Kirk


Sweet. I could live in my NF VE 25 tent year round. I wonder how my wife would feel about this. :)? :(?

Brad
01-08-2009, 06:07 PM
Sweet. I could live in my NF VE 25 tent year round. I wonder how my wife would feel about this. :)? :(?
She might be real happy to have you out there.

Steve M
01-08-2009, 10:47 PM
He speaks French, but he's not from France. Just like we speak English but we aren't from England.
Your right. I should have said Canadian popsicle. It is much more fitting.