View Full Version : Mt. Washinton Late May

04-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Hi, I am planning on climbing Mt. Washington with a friend in late may. We are both very experienced and have climbed many times in july/august and January-March.

I have no idea what to expect in late may though! will we need winter equipment? thanks!!

Bill O
04-27-2009, 06:37 PM
Tuckerman Ravine (bowl only) will likely be closed to hikers at that time.

All other trails should be snow free. Unless of course May has heavy snowfall.

04-28-2009, 06:46 PM
I recently did a climb, not Mt. Washington but same area ( up flume slide over to Librety summit then down librety springs)

When leaving the trailheads it was solid ground with no snow. So, I nearly left my crampons / axe in my car, but after getting up around 3000 feet there was still quite a bit of snow (clearly metling) and I seriously doubt that I'd of summited flume withount my crampons

Anywasy, I'd say it really depends on how late in may + how the warm of a spring. So, I'd keep checking in here to look at peoples trip reports / pics

Good luck, I hope you make that summit!