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    Default What trail are you going to use?

    I thought I'd spin this thread off from the general information. Just curious what trail everyone is going to take.

    I'll most likely go with Tucks. I actually don't mind seeing crowds on the trail, they're fun to talk to. So long as the group isn't sitting right in the middle of the trail. I'm not all that motivated to make the trek to the other side of the mountain either.

    If the weather is exceptional I might take Huntingon's, but still descend via Tucks.
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    how is hunington trial? smooth incline or steep? hows the sights

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    Quote Originally Posted by mplumbw
    how is hunington trial? smooth incline or steep? hows the sights
    The Huntington Ravine Trail is the most difficult hiking route up the mountain. Its very steep with a great deal of exposure. There are many places where a slip could mean a serious or fatal accident.

    First timers should really stick to Tuckermans or Lion's Head. A loop would be a good idea. Up Tucks and down Lions Head. Both start and end at the same place.
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    Question route

    thanks for info, going to stick with lionshead I think. last year we started around 930am,do you think earlier is better (weather permitting)

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    I never hiked huntington's, but here's this from wikipedia:

    "Huntington Ravine is a glacial cirque on Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Of the four major cirques on Mount Washington (Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines, and Oakes Gulf and the Great Gulf), it has the steepest and highest headwall. Only one hiking trail ascends Huntington Ravine toward Mount Washington's summit; that trail, the Huntington Ravine Trail, crosses a boulder field, ascends a talus fan, and winds steeply up the center of the cirque's headwall, requiring several tricky scrambling moves that may be intimidating for less-experienced (or more acrophobic) hikers."

    Sounds intimidating!

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    Cool route

    think we will stay away from there this year, maybe try next stp, 2008(hahaha)

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    Default loins head

    So what do people think of?

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    Thumbs up Hello all

    Last year was the first year for all of us to climb the mountain. There was about six of us we went up Tuckerman's which was quite the challenge. The age range for all of us was middle 20s to me being the old man at 42 years old. None of us worked out prior to climb and let me tell you it was an eye-opener for all of us. We had a few that made up in two hours and the rest of us three hours in 57 minutes obviously I was the one at the end. This year we've decreased the number to four of us we have all been working out cardiovascularly since the end of May I think Bill's idea sounds the best. Going up Tuckerman's and then going down lions head or vice versa sounds great. We've got a late start last time and had a lot of people coming down Tuckerman's which slowed us down. I can't wait to climb mplumbw, Weldon and Jeff are great friends hopefully this year we stayed together last year we all separated it made the climb more difficult. Can't wait to see everyone soon John a.k.a. Bosco41

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    John,

    I think the book time for the Tuckerman Ravine Trail is around 4 hours, so you were right in line there. Certainly a little training will help, especially if you don't do a lot of hiking.
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    I have started "training" and it is hard to get started. I hurt right now and i am not doing much. Summer is coming - time to get in shape.
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