Mt Washington 10/13/17

Friday the 13th ended up being a great day to hike.  Tim Chad and I headed up The Rockpile.  Tim and I have climbed this mountain many times together and separately in all seasons and conditions. This was Chads first ascent and the weather was perfect for it.  It was windy but unseasonably warm with a bit of an inversion going on making it a little warmer at the top than at the bottom.  We hiked up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail and down the Lions Head Trail.
Crystal Cascade

Hermit Lake Caretakers Cabin aka HoJo’s

Connection Cache Tuckerman Ravine

Tuckerman Ravine


Climbing the Summit Cone

The Northern Presidential Range

On Top!

Our hike took about 8 hours round trip it was remarkable that I saw no ice anywhere on the hike, I think back to when I climbed this peak 8 years ago on October 12th and things were much different then today.  Usually in October the rocks are either covered in water ice below tree line and rime ice above tree line.
October 12, 2009

I enjoy hiking in winter conditions but it was also nice to have a beautiful summerlike day in October.  Hopefully next trip up here will be white though.

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