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    We’re hiking Mt Washington for the first time this weekend (10/14) weather permitting. I heard Lion’s Head is the Winter assent so we’re planning on that, however we’ll go with whatever the folks at Pinkham Notch recommend for novice hikers that day. What do you guys like to pack for energy food??

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    Default Cliff Bar BEST energy bar

    Cliff Bars!!!!!!!!!!!! There is none better. Also don't forget a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee. You will be glad you brought it above lions head. Plan on COLD weather and possible snow.

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    Cliff Bars for sure.
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    Pack whatever you like to eat. If you like PB&J, brink PB&J. If you don't like cliff bars, don't bring them. Just make sure it tastes good.

    If you sweat a lot, you are going to be craving salty foods.

    Some of my favorites are baby-bell cheeses (if I find little wax wrapper up there I will know who did it), pepperoni slices, m&m's, peanuts, pretzels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin rex
    Cliff Bars!!!!!!!!!!!! There is none better. Also don't forget a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee. You will be glad you brought it above lions head. Plan on COLD weather and possible snow.
    YOu think Lions Head is the best route? Keep in mind, we run 8 miles a day, however we are new to Mt Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukin
    YOu think Lions Head is the best route? Keep in mind, we run 8 miles a day, however we are new to Mt Washington.
    I have taken friends up to the summit in the summer - who run 5-8 miles a day. They thought the climb was the hardest thing they have ever done. They were not prepared for it being so hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    I have taken friends up to the summit in the summer - who run 5-8 miles a day. They thought the climb was the hardest thing they have ever done. They were not prepared for it being so hard.
    Good to know. We won't be afraid to turn around if we have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukin
    Good to know. We won't be afraid to turn around if we have to.
    The key area runners end up being surprised about is the amount of leg lifting is very different.
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