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    Default I Want To Climb Mount Washington This Summer

    ...And I probably want to hike up Tuckermans. Where do I begin?

    I've had a few people ask me about this topic, and hopefully this forum can help answer their questions. There's a lot to cover so everyone's input is important.

    First off, my answer is almost always yes, you can climb Mount Washington. The mountain has a dangerous reputation that is well deserved, but the fact is that tens of thousands of people climb safely to the summit every year.

    One big issue with Tuckerman Ravine Trail is that the trail is closed to hikers for a few months in the spring and even into early summer some years. Snow and ice make the trail unclimbable. The standard detour is up the Lion's Head trail. An equally challenging route with great views of the ravine.

    Besides that there is nothing special about Tuckermans Ravine during the summer. Follow the trail, paint blazes, and cairns all the way to the summit. In the ravine there are some steep sections that can easily be negotiated with caution.
    Bill
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    Thanks for the info! I would love to meet somebody there in N.H. next year that would like to hike with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Stokes
    Thanks for the info! I would love to meet somebody there in N.H. next year that would like to hike with us.
    I think you found the right place. Earlier in the fall several members were organizing group hikes all over the White Mountains. I expect those group hikes to return in the spring.
    Bill
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    That would be nice to get in with a goup like that. My son and myself love to hike and explore. I have taken the train up to the top and that was fun but there is something about the day hike. I kinda am collecting pictures of the elevation markers at the top of the peaks. I will keep checking back and hope to meet some nice folk.
    Rod

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    Default Took train to top

    Just reading your past post and you said you took the train to the top of Washington. How in the world can you even judge these climbers on hood for what they did. What is your resume that gives you the right to juge them and have the b---- to call them stupid. Remember you took the train up Washington and Hood I would say is a little more difficult than Washington on the North face. Think before you post.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    i kinda prefer the western trails up da rockpile meself. i like da ammo/jewell loop if'n i have only one car goin'. tux is always too crowded fer me!

    on the eastern side i like huntington's. but if'n yer a little scared o' fallin', watch ou!!!!!

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    Default moat/bruno

    thought bruno was crazy(in a nice way!) til I read moat mtn pub!!LOL..we'll be back for a jug refill in a few weeks. signing up 10 yr old dtr for wildcat lessons..planning a few family friendly hikes,too...bringing friends from california who've never been to whites..only vt..you all inspire us to get out & moving!! can't wait to get back.

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