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    aw man! I was confused apparently..

    i thought most ppl would hike and camp out, not realizing they have designated areas to "lodge" in and eat...etc

    Would most people leave early AM, get to summit and head back same day or is it typical for most to spend 2 days doing it?

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    Default Vast majority...

    make it a day trip. Can easily be done in 8-10 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    make it a day trip. Can easily be done in 8-10 hours.

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    forget it all! i am driving it up with my car LOL jk

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    The thought of wild animal attacks pretty much keeps me indoors 24/7. It's just not worth the risk to go outside anymore. A lady was mauled by a chimpanze just a few miles from my house. I'll take my chances indoors, thank you.

    As far as Mount Washington goes...think Jurassic Park. Yeah, it's that scary.
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    Default Well...

    that's one way, but it's certainly worth climbing. Hope you get to.

    My first experience there was: drive to the summit, hike down to Lakes and back. Got me all revved up, but I learned I needed to learn a lot more about the mountain and get in shape if I wanted to climb all the way up.

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    Kevin,

    That is a pretty good suggestion - drive up - hike to Lakes and back. The thing folks need to be aware of if they do that is the weather can completely change by the time you get to Lakes! And the second half of the journey is uphill. Don't over estimate your ability to get back to the summit and the car.

    But it would put some things in perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    The thought of wild animal attacks pretty much keeps me indoors 24/7. It's just not worth the risk to go outside anymore. A lady was mauled by a chimpanze just a few miles from my house. I'll take my chances indoors, thank you.

    As far as Mount Washington goes...think Jurassic Park. Yeah, it's that scary.
    So right, Bill. They don't call that rock formation the Lion's Head for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water View Post
    forget it all! i am driving it up with my car LOL jk
    What is funny when you get to the summit hiking up, you see folks get out of their car. "Mildred, they walked up!"

    I have never done the car bit. Well, I have now done the snowcat which was extremely cool deal to do! Did the Cog once to get my mother to the summit which she had always wanted to do and needed someone to take her.

    My normal has been leave Pinkham by 7AM, summit and be back at the cabin in Maine for dinnah. If I can do that 2-3 times a summer, I am a very happy camper.
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    So I checked the MW site and went over to visitor information and camping..etc

    there are tons of links! I am unsure where to begin regarding setting up a weekend trip. I saw you have to BOOK the lodging on the mountain?

    Is there a quick breakdown of where to hike, the route, where to tent out..etc?

    As of right now, ima just show up, choose a route and go! But as you all said, it would be best to stay at one of the lodging grounds, and not camp out in tent

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    Default camping on Mt Washington

    Water - if you want to tent camp at hermit lake, start here:
    http://www.timefortuckerman.com/hermitlake.html
    if you want to stay in the AMC Lakes of the Clouds hut start here:
    http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/huts/huts-lakes.cfm
    or here for more general AMC lodging info:
    http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/huts/index.cfm
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    p.s. - pick up a trail map like this one for route info:
    http://www.mountwashington.org/store...products_id=14
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