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    How many miles from the base to the summit? I did last year and forgot to ask.

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    What route did you take?

    The standard route form Pinkham Notch up Tuckerman Ravine Trail is around 4.1.
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    For me it is 924.75 miles. Durham, NC to the summit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    What route did you take?

    The standard route form Pinkham Notch up Tuckerman Ravine Trail is around 4.1.
    and very steep. Taking Lions head adds a little bit of distance. I think the Ammo trail is about 5miles or so (to the summit, 3 to the hut). that's steep as well.

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    There are many options for hiking to the summit of Mt Washington. The most popular routes start at Pinkham Notch, on the east side of the mountain. Climbing from the east means that you are sheltered from the usual strong winds out of north and west for the majority of the hike. The main route is up the Tuckerman Ravine trail (4.1 miles) which goes straight from Pinkham to the summit, but the headwall of the ravine. On the south side of the ravine is the Boott Spur trail (5.4 miles) and the north side has the Lion Head trail (4.5 miles). Both are slightly longer than Tuckerman Ravine but also easier on the knees. The Huntington Ravine trail (5.1 miles) branches off the Tuckerman Ravine trail and climbs the bare slabs of Huntington Ravine. This is probably the most difficult trail in the White Mountains, and should not be attempt in bad weather or used for descent. From there, people usually take the Alpine Garden trail to Tuckerman Junction and continue to the top from there.
    From the west side of the mountain, starting near the Marshfield Station of the Cog Railroad, there are two routes. The Ammonoosuc Ravine trail (3.9 miles) starts at a parking area just below the Cog parking lot and climbs up the Lakes of the Clouds hut. Hikers continue up on the Crawford Path to the summit. The Jewel trail (4.6 miles) leaves from the far side of the Cog Railroad parking lot (park at the Ammonoosuc Ravine trailhead) and climbs up to the ridge where it joins the Gulfside trail.
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    Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail from Marshfield Station is a shade over 3.5 miles Starting at the new parking lots adds a little more but that is closed in winter.

    Huntington and Jewell routes work out a shade over 4 miles, I've yet to do Tuckermans!

    Bob

    [edit: Having completely read David's post I now realize this is redundant - oh well ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    For me it is 924.75 miles. Durham, NC to the summit.

    It's far a way for me too, but is sure worth a visit from time to time.
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