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    Me and my husband hiked Tuckerman's Ravine in August of 2007, it was very hard for me but easier for my husband. We both made it but it took us 7 hours and 20 minuets with lots of stops to rest,eat and pictures. The time it took us was just one way to top. Took shuttle van down. It was the first hike for both of us. We trained very little, but next year we know to train harder. Can anyone suggest what trail to try for are second hike. Thanks for any info.

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    A short, but steep ascent is the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail that starts near the base of the Cog Railway. A longer, but gradual route that starts at the same point is the Jewell Trail. It is about 5 miles from bottom to top. I recommend the Jewell if you prefer a gradual climb.

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    Mike's suggestions are good. A nice round trip would be cog base station up the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail to Lakes of the Clouds and back down the same way. Good trail - great views - good shelter when you break above tree line. If the weather turns real bad stay below tree line and head back to the cog station.
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    Or, if you want something a little more enjoyable, try the Huntington ravine trail. It's bit steep in places, but it sounds like you want a little something extra this time around. Personally, it was the best trail I've ever climbed. Just fantastic. Better even, so I've heard, then King's Ravine on Mount Adams. Just don't try it when there's even a hint of rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acrophobe
    Or, if you want something a little more enjoyable, try the Huntington ravine trail. It's bit steep in places, but it sounds like you want a little something extra this time around. Personally, it was the best trail I've ever climbed. Just fantastic. Better even, so I've heard, then King's Ravine on Mount Adams. Just don't try it when there's even a hint of rain.
    I would also not advise trying to descend this trail in any conditions. It's quite exposed in some spots and requires the occasional use of handholds.
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    Honestly, Huntington Ravine Trail for a second hike? Second hike ever! Not the best idea in my book.
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    Yeah, maybe not. It's not that bad till you hit the headwall, but then it gets exciting. Beautiful view, and a very enjoyable climb, but I should say that it's a dangerous ascent in places. You should be comfortable with hiking before you try it - it's the hardest trail on the hardest mountain in New Hampshire.

    And like climbabout says, never attempt to descend on it - unless, of course, you're in a hurry and want to get down veeeery quickly. For descent on that side of the mountain, I would say that Lion head is probably the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    Honestly, Huntington Ravine Trail for a second hike? Second hike ever! Not the best idea in my book.
    Couldn't agree with you more Bill. Well said.
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    I suppose they're right. Save Huntington for a day when you feel more comfortable on mountains. Just think, this way you'll have something to look forward to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acrophobe
    I suppose they're right. Save Huntington for a day when you feel more comfortable on mountains. Just think, this way you'll have something to look forward to.
    I have hiked to the summit of MW over 50 times and have yet to Huntington Ravine. Must be about time.
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