Saturday, April 19
Annual Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon. The eighth annual Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon returns to Mount Washington Valley presented by the non-profit Friends of Tuckerman Ravine organization. The event begins with a run at 7 a.m. from Story Land over Glen Ledge to Attitash's Thorne Pond. It then continues with a kayak-canoe race down the Saco River to Humphrey's Ledge off the West Side Road in Bartlett. Participants then bicycle 18 miles back over Glen Ledge and then north on Route 16 to the Appalachian Mountain Club's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, where they hike up the Tuckerman Trail to the floor of famed Tuckerman Ravine, Mount Washington's steep and demanding spring ski bowl. A skier/snowboarder is then tagged, who hikes to the top of one of Tuckerman's chosen routes for the final leg of the race. For more information about the event or how to become a member of the nonprofit organization, go to www.friendsoftuckerman.org
or call Risch at 367-4417.