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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    Probably the stuff you didn't have last time.

    Do you want to elaborate on how you weren't prepared?

    well, for starters there was six of us..we split into two groups..

    in group one, two outta the three kids were wearing jeans, sneakers and winter coats. the one other kid was in shorts, hiking boots and a fleece. each one had a hydration pack, hat and only one had sunglasses

    in group two (which was my group) two kids were wearing jeans and a pullover sweatshirt with hiking boots. i wore boots, wind pants, and a fleece...
    two of us had hydration packs, we all had gloves and hats and only i had sunglasses (i didnt know how much of a difference theyd make until my two friends started complaining about the brightness)

    needless to say, we all had our different problems with what we were wearing and didnt bring what we needed...

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    Sounds like you need warmer gear, and I don't mean two pairs of jeans.

    If you are camping in the winter (which April pretty much is) you need several layers. Long underwear plus an insulating layer plus a waterproof layer. Sometimes you might need more. This is the time of year to buy this kind of gear, it is always on sale now. Buy good quality stuff and it will last a long time.

    A hat is key, that adds significant warmth.

    If you are sleeping on the snow you need an insulating pad. A therma or ridge-rest isn't just for comfort. The main purpose is to insulate you from the ground that will endlessly suck the heat out of you.
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    thanks for the information. the place we stayed last time was called Blackberry Crossing Campground. I thought it was pretty good, and it was pretty cheap. would the places anyone else suggested be any better?

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    Blackberry Crossing is on the Kancamagus Highway. Barnes Field is a few miles north of Pinkham Notch, much closer to Mount Washington. Hermit Lake Shelters is in Tuckerman Ravine.

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    the trail i took last time was up through tuckermans ravine. the other group went up through lions head. we arent sure what trail we're taking yet but personally i want to try lion's head. is there any specific gear we would need for this or any other trail? or is there a better trail we should try?
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    Tuckerman Ravine Trail will likely be closed above the Bowl. For Lion Head you'll need full winter gear including crampons. Jeans, sweatshirts and sneakers won't cut it. April is still winter on this mountain. You may hit a beautiful day, or you may hit a blizzard.
    Reread this thread. Your questions give away that your group are not experienced winter campers or hikers. You may want to consider something less challenging than Mount Washington. Mounts Jackson or Pierce in the Southern Presidentials may be a safer bet. Get a map. It will show you where the campgrounds are, and some other possible places to hike.

    http://www.mountwashington.org/store...products_id=14

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    Did you actually climb Mount Washington in April 2006? Do you have any more details on that trip? You climbed Tuckerman Ravine with ice axes and crampons?

    I don't remember how much snow there was in 2006, but this year will be totally different.
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    we made it to the summit. the snow one tuckermans ravine was went and thick. im not sure how lions head was because i didnt take that trail the other group did. After we made it up tuckermans its wasnt bad, we met up with the other group at the summit and went back down through tuckermans (which was much easier than going up it)

    they said that lions head was pretty much all sow that was compacted and frozen. like i said tuckermans was just deep wet snow.
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    I'm guessing that you folks have already thought about and dismissed the option of staying at the Joe Dodge Lodge. It's open during April and even non-member adults can stay there for only $57.00 a night in April, which includes a good dinner and breakfast. Hard to beat that price when you think about how much food costs these days. AND you're right there at the trail head - depending, of course, on where you plan to enter and hike . . .
    Just a thought . . .

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    Default camping rules

    I know you are not allowed to camp above tree-line except during the winter. So are you allowed to camp above tree line in the next few weeks or not ? With so much snow, would it still be considered winter ? Also, are you allowed to camp near any of the huts above tree line eg. Madision hut or the lake of the clouds ?

    thanks,

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