First post here. As the title states, I want to try Mt. Washington, preferably in the next week or so. I've got most of my equipment together, as far as warm clothing and boots. I bought an ice axe and will be renting crampons when I get up to the area. I'll bring some military rations so I have food, but I don't know what to do about water. Is there anything I can put it in where it's not likely to freeze up while I climb?
Also, what about cameras? I'll want to have a few pictures, but I'm not sure what camera will stand up to the conditions. I have an older Canon digital camera, but if that would be likely to be ruined by the cold, would some kind of disposable film camera work? I'm clueless when it comes to photography.
Finally, what about cheap places to stay nearby? I'll be driving up from Trenton, probably about 8 hours in a truck with no heat, and I'll need to get there the day before to rent the crampons so I can get an early start at around 4 or 5 am on climbing. I'll also probably be tired after a full day of climbing, so I'm not sure if I'll want to drive another 8 hours after climbing without sleeping a bit first. I can sleep in my truck if I have to but I'd rather have someplace with heat that won't run me a fortune.
Thanks for any info you can provide.