Tuckermans will be packed so will probably look for an alternative. Was thinking about maybe heading over towards Nelson Crag and heading up that way. Other thought was to head into the Great Gulf and take the Great Gulf trail up to the top. The other choice is Great Gulf to the Wamsutta trail and head up. The Wamsutta is one of my favorite trails and I never see many people on it. If looking for a quieter climb that may be the way to go. The bottom line is there really is no bad route up Washington. It really is just finding what you are looking for.