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Brad
03-01-2009, 03:13 PM
We decided late yesterday to jump back into HoJo's (Hermit Lake) to see what we could find this morning - and just get outdoors. It was overcast when we started (debated for a while what "clearing skies" really means) and caught beautiful blue sky as we were passing the Lions Head Winter trail cut off. (Are there multiple lions out there - and why is it Tuckerman Ravine Trail with no "S"?) But, the blue was gone by the time we got to the shelter area. Sat out on the deck, talked with folks, cooled down, and relaxed soaking in the view and being outside. Then headed back to the car and a nice lunch as we got to N Conway. what a great way of spending the morning.

Pix are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/hikes/2009-hikes/2009-03-01-hojos/

The avalanche ridge is still clearly seen
http://images19.fotki.com/v292/photos/5/8235/7288577/CRW_0673-vi.jpg

Bill O
03-01-2009, 04:02 PM
Very nice.

No, there aren't multiple lions. It is the Lion's Head. Apostrophe "S" is possesive.

For example, this is Bill's comment.

Brad
03-01-2009, 04:09 PM
Okay - it is Lion's Head. The trail sign said Tuckerman Ravine Trail. Is it Tuckerman Ravine and therefore Tuckerman's Headwall? Or Tuckermans Ravine. I have seen it both ways.

Gorque
03-01-2009, 04:56 PM
Who was Tuckerman?

Brad
03-01-2009, 06:57 PM
Who was Tuckerman?

History

The ravine is named after botanist Edward Tuckerman who studied alpine plants and lichens in the area in the 1830s and 1840s. According to the New England Ski Museum, the first recorded use of skis on Mount Washington was by a Dr. Wiskott of Breslau, Germany, who skied on the mountain in 1899, while the first skier in Tuckerman was John S. Apperson of Schenectady, New York, in April 1914.

Stets
03-01-2009, 07:00 PM
Brad, glad you got up there.

Thanks for sharing.

I believe it is Lion Head and Tuckerman Ravine.

Edward Tuckerman was a professor at Amherst College.

He loved plants.

From Route 16 North of Pinkham the rock formation that forms the North wall of Tuckerman looks similar to a lion head.

parnelli
03-01-2009, 07:01 PM
Who was Tuckerman?


Edward Tuckerman (1817 - 1886)

Brad
03-01-2009, 07:43 PM
Brad, glad you got up there.

Thanks for sharing.

I believe it is Lion Head and Tuckerman Ravine.

Edward Tuckerman was a professor at Amherst College.

He loved plants.

From Route 16 North of Pinkham the rock formation that forms the North wall of Tuckerman looks similar to a lion head.
I checked my topo software and you are right. Tuckerman Ravine and Lion Head.

So, that makes it Tuckerman Ravine's headwall.

Gorque
03-01-2009, 08:57 PM
Thanks for the replies. Now I yam Edumakated. :D