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    Default Summit from Sat 5/12/07

    Took Lions Head Summer up to the Summit & descended via Boott Spur. Here are the photos....

    Mt. Washington ascent on 5/12/07

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    Wow.........whatta clear day!
    Excellent shots and weather.
    Looks like you had a great time.
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    Did you go up the summer route? How was the snow traverse?
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    Oh my goodness! What a day. Thanks for the pictures it looked fantastic.
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    Bill...

    Initially I planned on taking Boott Spur all the way to the summit & back down again. I was at Pinkham Notch ready to go by 6 a.m. but decided to wait till 6:30 to see if anything changed. I went in & asked if there were any trail changes. Thats when I found out the summer route was open so I took the summer route up & Boott Spur down.

    I used my crampons & ice axe on the snow traverse. I probably could have bare booted it but I felt more comfortable using my crampons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaseri
    Bill...

    Initially I planned on taking Boott Spur all the way to the summit & back down again. I was at Pinkham Notch ready to go by 6 a.m. but decided to wait till 6:30 to see if anything changed. I went in & asked if there were any trail changes. Thats when I found out the summer route was open so I took the summer route up & Boott Spur down.

    I used my crampons & ice axe on the snow traverse. I probably could have bare booted it but I felt more comfortable using my crampons.
    You're lucky. About 4 years ago and one week earlier I left Pinkham well before 6am and climbed the winter route up Lions Head. There was zero snow. Just dirt and tree roots. On the way down I noticed the trail signs had changed and I was now on the summer route. A few hours after I left they had changed the route, it was not pretty.
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    nice shots. Thanks for sharing. Awesome weather you had for the day.

    How long did the trip take you?

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    I started at about 7 am. I took a nap on the OBS deck & then descended. I took my time on the descent & frequently stopped to take in the views & take photos. I got back to Pinkham Notch at about 6 pm.

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    Sounds like a great day. Why not enjoy all the sunshine that you can on the mountain.

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    Awesome pictures!! Saturday was just beautifull... I can't wait to come back to the Whites.

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