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    I am waiting to hear how he did - and hoping he turned around to do the summit another day. Could not see much all day in the Deck camera. This is about as good as the view got all day.

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    The Conditions page shows a tough day to be out up there. Wind peaked at 91 MPH and the temp go to about 18 F. Wind chill now that the wind has died down is around minus 22 F. I hope he back okay.

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    yeah hope he's OK also... usually in weather like that people turn around quickly once they get a full feeling of the wind after popping over the top of the bowl ( if not in the parking lot )
    'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"

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    Hello thank you all for your posts on the trail location. A friend of mine and I climbed mt washington via the tuckermans ravine trail to lions head trail on saturday 11/20/2010. there was a small amount of ice on the 2.5 mile trail/road up to tuckermans ravine. spikes or yak tracks are recommended. we used screws screwed into the bottom of our boots which worked great and cost 5 bucks 1/2 inch stayed out of boot and stayed in sole.

    If you didnt see the weather on that day it was 10 degrees with a chance of snow and wind chills 10-20 below and wind 70-90 mph. the hike to the top of lions head was enjoyable limited wind below the alpine zone. Once in the alpine zone we were in heavy fog and a steady snowfall which was made into white out conditions due to the wind. we ended up turning around due to the weather on the bowl. on the top back on tuckermans ravine trail heading toward the summit there was a fair amount of Ice and certin spots it was hard to go up even with the spikes. We had all the ness. gear (clothes, spikes, food ect.) and having it be our first hike up and due to the white out conditions and not knowing or seeing the summit, we feel it was the safest thing to turn back better safe then lost. We will return and complete this climb befor the weather gets to bad.

    Jamie

    Over all it was an enjoyable climb and had it not been for the whiteouts we would have made the summit. There were many other climbers that had gone up befor us and all made it down safely.
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    Here is a gps map of my hike and the spot where we turned around aghhh so close

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...79b2d&t=h&z=14

    Please let me know if this link works and if it shows the trail.

    Jamie

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    hey jamie, sorry to hear about missing the summit but i know how you feel because my dad and i had the same issue with the weather on saturday and we too had to turn around at the top. But dont worry we will get to the top.

    Hannah

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    The link works great. Man, you guys were so close. But you did the right thing under the circumstances. Good luck on your next attempt. Look forward to hearing about it and seeing a few pics.
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    Jamie, the link works well. You made it past the big junction at the Alpine Garden - through the scrub and almost to the next major junction. So, you made it a lot farther than I figured you could. My rule is if we have trouble seeing the next cairn, turn around. The conditions could get worse and then you are in trouble. Glad you turned around and got down okay. The mountain will be there and it is a beauty.
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    Ditto what Brad and the others said. You had quite the introduction to the mountain! Hope you have smoother sailing next time. Good luck with your pursuit of the other 4Ks too...
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    thanks for the post and link.... pretty useful to see the exact track!

    Glad to hear you had a safe hike
    'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"

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