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kaseri
05-14-2007, 11:23 PM
Took Lions Head Summer up to the Summit & descended via Boott Spur. Here are the photos....

Mt. Washington ascent on 5/12/07 (http://public.fotki.com/kaseri/mt-washington-51207)

Joey Keyz
05-15-2007, 01:14 AM
Wow.........whatta clear day! http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/joeykeyz/Symbols/Wow.gif
Excellent shots and weather.
Looks like you had a great time.

Bill O
05-15-2007, 06:28 AM
Did you go up the summer route? How was the snow traverse?

Brad
05-15-2007, 06:31 AM
Oh my goodness! What a day. Thanks for the pictures it looked fantastic.

kaseri
05-15-2007, 07:58 AM
Bill...

Initially I planned on taking Boott Spur all the way to the summit & back down again. I was at Pinkham Notch ready to go by 6 a.m. but decided to wait till 6:30 to see if anything changed. I went in & asked if there were any trail changes. Thats when I found out the summer route was open so I took the summer route up & Boott Spur down.

I used my crampons & ice axe on the snow traverse. I probably could have bare booted it but I felt more comfortable using my crampons.

Bill O
05-15-2007, 08:31 AM
Bill...

Initially I planned on taking Boott Spur all the way to the summit & back down again. I was at Pinkham Notch ready to go by 6 a.m. but decided to wait till 6:30 to see if anything changed. I went in & asked if there were any trail changes. Thats when I found out the summer route was open so I took the summer route up & Boott Spur down.

I used my crampons & ice axe on the snow traverse. I probably could have bare booted it but I felt more comfortable using my crampons.

You're lucky. About 4 years ago and one week earlier I left Pinkham well before 6am and climbed the winter route up Lions Head. There was zero snow. Just dirt and tree roots. On the way down I noticed the trail signs had changed and I was now on the summer route. A few hours after I left they had changed the route, it was not pretty.

lwa11
05-15-2007, 09:40 AM
nice shots. Thanks for sharing. Awesome weather you had for the day.

How long did the trip take you?

kaseri
05-15-2007, 09:44 AM
I started at about 7 am. I took a nap on the OBS deck & then descended. I took my time on the descent & frequently stopped to take in the views & take photos. I got back to Pinkham Notch at about 6 pm.

lwa11
05-15-2007, 10:18 AM
Sounds like a great day. Why not enjoy all the sunshine that you can on the mountain.

ebatch20
05-15-2007, 01:54 PM
Awesome pictures!! Saturday was just beautifull... I can't wait to come back to the Whites.

Steve M
05-15-2007, 09:18 PM
Very nice pics! They give a good look at conditions up there.

Andrew
05-18-2007, 10:08 PM
i'm soooo freggin jelous lol :eek:

forestgnome
05-19-2007, 06:34 AM
Nice pics from a great hike, a favorite route of mine. Thanks!

Happy Trails :)

Steve M
05-19-2007, 08:20 PM
I am actually thinking of that route for my Seek-the-peak hike this summer. Boott Spur is awesome.

kaseri
05-19-2007, 08:56 PM
Boott Spur is awesome but it's a long hike! I was in heaven, I didn't see anyone else on the Boott Spur trail during my descent.