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    Hey this is my first post on this website but I always read these forums, there is alot of useful information on here. First off my name is James Bohland, I'm a junior in high school from Cleveland Ohio. I climbed Washington last Tuesday, with guide Tim Martel from EMS, we had perfect weather. It was in the teens on the summit, there was nearly no wind, and a beautiful sunny blue sky. I was so happy, because driving two days from Ohio to New Hampshire is kinda boring and if the weather was bad that would almost ruin the trip. We took the Lion Head winter route to the top, it took just about four hours to get to the summit from Pinkham Notch. Tim spotted a migrating Hawk by the Lions Head, it was huge when its shadow past over us. Otherwise it was pretty much an uneventful climb. I do have to say thought that I thought it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Even compared to the 70 mile trek my Scout Troop did at Philmont in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico I would have to say that climbing Mt. Washington in winter was definitely harder. I enjoyed the beautiful state of New Hampshire, and cant wait to come back to the Whites. This was one of the funnest things I've ever done. I'm back in Ohio now, actually i just had my wisdom teeth removed it hurts, so i will try to post some pictures soon.

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    Congrats on getting to the top. It is a difficult climb up in the winter but worth it. You really lucked out on the weather. I was off summit that day and everywhere I drove that day, the summit stole my attention away from the road from time to time. The combination of weather you got that day happens maybe a handful of times a month this time of year. And I hope you are talking about posting pics of the hike and not your wisdom teeth being pulled. JK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFbulldog
    Hey this is my first post on this website but I always read these forums, there is alot of useful information on here. First off my name is James Bohland, I'm a junior in high school from Cleveland Ohio. I climbed Washington last Tuesday, with guide Tim Martel from EMS, we had perfect weather. It was in the teens on the summit, there was nearly no wind, and a beautiful sunny blue sky. I was so happy, because driving two days from Ohio to New Hampshire is kinda boring and if the weather was bad that would almost ruin the trip. We took the Lion Head winter route to the top, it took just about four hours to get to the summit from Pinkham Notch. Tim spotted a migrating Hawk by the Lions Head, it was huge when its shadow past over us. Otherwise it was pretty much an uneventful climb. I do have to say thought that I thought it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Even compared to the 70 mile trek my Scout Troop did at Philmont in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico I would have to say that climbing Mt. Washington in winter was definitely harder. I enjoyed the beautiful state of New Hampshire, and cant wait to come back to the Whites. This was one of the funnest things I've ever done. I'm back in Ohio now, actually i just had my wisdom teeth removed it hurts, so i will try to post some pictures soon.
    James, nice to have you on the forums. Now would be a great time for you to become a member of the mount Washington Observatory. You can join as a student for $30 and you will have access to great webcams of the mountain. There are many other great benefits included as well. Check out this page:

    http://www.mountwashington.org/about/membership/
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    http://picasaweb.google.com/OFbulldog

    the pics from the climb, i dont have any pics from the wisdom teeth lol. I will look into becoming a member, seems like a good deal.

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    Thanks for sharing those pics?

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    What a great experience! Sure looks like it made the drive from Ohio worth while. Glad it turned out to be a perfect day for you. I'm sure everyone here wishes they could have been there with you. Great pictures too.

    Welcome to the forum. Hope you visit here and NH again often!
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    Thanks for sharing your experience and congrats on the summit. Looks like a great day in the pics. It's very refreshing to hear about folks your age catching the mountaineering bug...

    I'm glad to hear that you chose to go with a guide...Tim is top of the line!
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    Photo's are great. All I can say is I'm jealous. One day that will be me!
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    Great pictures! Congrats on your accomplishment! I agree that Tim from EMS is great!! I did an overnight trip thru EMS in Dec 06 and he was our guide.
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    Default Very nice!

    It's amazing to see the amount of snow in Tuck's, Left Gully is hardly discernible. The trail above Lion Head is almost complete scoured, and all the snow is in The Bowl. Classic Mount Washington. Epic Spring Skiing! Thanks for the pics!

    KDT

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