发表于: 7/28/2004 12:50 发表主题: Mt. Washington hike
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Hi, my husband and I want to go hiking up Mt. Washington. I heard that Tackerman's ravine is a good trail, but there is another one from the east side of the mountain (near the cog rail). Anyone has any suggestions? Also, any good campground around that area? Thanks!
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发表于: 7/28/2004 13:57 发表主题:
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To hike to Mount Washington is not an easy task and I suggest you make an evaluation before you go. The total hike is longer than 8 miles with about 4000 feet of elevation gain. You must prepare to spend a whole day for that. DON'T take that hike unless you are fully prepared: mentally, materially and physically. I have hiked a lot but I still don't think I am prepared for that.

There are several challenges for the hike.

1. The weather. You must prepare enough clothes because it snows every month near the peak. No cotton and you must prepare water proof and wind proof clothes in layers. Winter clothes must be ready even if you hike in summer. Lightning is also a big threat when you hike above tree line. The highest wind speed in the world was recorded there near the peak.

2. Your energy level. I suggest that you take a shorter strenuous hike to test whether you are physically fit for that.

The most important thing is to be conservative to hike there. Back off if the condition is not right because the mountain is always there.

Ask yourself whether you are fully prepared. I would like to answer your questions if you still think you are ready.


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发表于: 7/28/2004 15:01 发表主题:
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Thanks for your reply and your concern!

We are aware of things you mentioned. We have hiked around 7-9 miles trails with elevation gain up to about 2000 feet, so the distance is not a huge problem. I am also a little worried about the big elevation gain and the bad weather. But I guess we will have to try it when forecast is good and if there is bad weather or we are really tired, we will head back.

So can you help us get prepared mentally? ;-)


r418mot 写到:
To hike to Mount Washington is not an easy task and I suggest you make an evluation before you go. The total hike is longer than 8 miles with about 4000 feet of elevation gain. You must prepare to spend a whole day for that. DON'T take that hike unless you are fully prepared: mentally, materially and physically. I have hiked a lot but I still don't think I am prepared for that.

There are several challenges for the hike.

1. The weather. You must prepare enough clothes before it snows every month near the peak. No cotton and you must prepare water proof and wind proof clothes in layers. Winter clothes must be ready even if you hike in summer. Lightning is also a big threat when you hike above tree line. The highest wind speed in the world was recorded near the peak.

2. Your energy level. I suggest that you take a shorter strenuous hike to test whether you are physically fit for that.

The most important thing is to be conservative to hike there. Back off if the condition is not right because the mountain is always there.

Ask yourself whether you are fully prepared. I would like to answer your questions if you still think you are ready.

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发表于: 7/28/2004 15:24 发表主题:
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Things you need to prepare.

1. A pair of sturdy hiking boots that are water proof.

2. A wind-proof outer jacket for winter (in case it is needed). Ski jacket would be a good choice.

3. A wool sweater and a pair of wool or nylon long pants.

4. A pair of outer water-proof and wind-proof outer long pants.

5. Enough water and food.

6. Underwear especially for hiking.

7. No cotton clothes is allowed.

8. Rain coat.

9. Flash light in case you need to hike in dark.

The cog rail is to the west of the peak and Tuckerman Ravine trail is to the east of the peak.

I will give you more details for trails and camp ground when I am back home.


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发表于: 7/28/2004 17:37 发表主题:
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When are you going? Do you mind other people join in or you prefer alone? Thanks.
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发表于: 7/28/2004 20:31 发表主题:
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The trail head of the hike to Mount Washington can be found as follows.

The hike begins behind the AMC Pinkham Notch Vistor Center on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. The visitor center is about 12 miles north of US 302 in Glen and 11 miles south of US 2 in Gorham.

The camp ground information can be found at http://www.sundayriveron-line.com/nhcamping_1.htm
发表于: 7/29/2004 15:35 发表主题:
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wow, u are a pro......

maybe i am just simple, naive, and stupid, but i hiked Mt. Washington twice before without too much consideration, using the tukerman and crawford, respectively. it's not that bad, then again, better off to be prepared....

don't do the things i did, went up the mountain in bad weather with sneaker, a map, and 2 apples, hehe the younger years....

r418mot 写到:
To hike to Mount Washington is not an easy task and I suggest you make an evaluation before you go. The total hike is longer than 8 miles with about 4000 feet of elevation gain. You must prepare to spend a whole day for that. DON'T take that hike unless you are fully prepared: mentally, materially and physically. I have hiked a lot but I still don't think I am prepared for that.

There are several challenges for the hike.

1. The weather. You must prepare enough clothes because it snows every month near the peak. No cotton and you must prepare water proof and wind proof clothes in layers. Winter clothes must be ready even if you hike in summer. Lightning is also a big threat when you hike above tree line. The highest wind speed in the world was recorded there near the peak.

2. Your energy level. I suggest that you take a shorter strenuous hike to test whether you are physically fit for that.

The most important thing is to be conservative to hike there. Back off if the condition is not right because the mountain is always there.

Ask yourself whether you are fully prepared. I would like to answer your questions if you still think you are ready.

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发表于: 7/29/2004 15:40 发表主题:
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Definitely, the weather when you hiked up was NOT bad enough...

yadayada 写到:
wow, u are a pro......

maybe i am just simple, naive, and stupid, but i hiked Mt. Washington twice before without too much consideration, using the tukerman and crawford, respectively. it's not that bad, then again, better off to be prepared....

don't do the things i did, went up the mountain in bad weather with sneaker, a map, and 2 apples, hehe the younger years....

r418mot 写到:
To hike to Mount Washington is not an easy task and I suggest you make an evaluation before you go. The total hike is longer than 8 miles with about 4000 feet of elevation gain. You must prepare to spend a whole day for that. DON'T take that hike unless you are fully prepared: mentally, materially and physically. I have hiked a lot but I still don't think I am prepared for that.

There are several challenges for the hike.

1. The weather. You must prepare enough clothes because it snows every month near the peak. No cotton and you must prepare water proof and wind proof clothes in layers. Winter clothes must be ready even if you hike in summer. Lightning is also a big threat when you hike above tree line. The highest wind speed in the world was recorded there near the peak.

2. Your energy level. I suggest that you take a shorter strenuous hike to test whether you are physically fit for that.

The most important thing is to be conservative to hike there. Back off if the condition is not right because the mountain is always there.

Ask yourself whether you are fully prepared. I would like to answer your questions if you still think you are ready.

发表于: 7/29/2004 15:53 发表主题:
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maybe, it was at the end of may. on the way up, a couple of park ranger came down, and suggested us going no further, but we didn't listen. there was fog, snow, and wind so strong that we had to duck behind rocks to open up the map. we got lost for about an hour right above the lake of cloud, couldn't find the trail going up. it wasn't too bad since we could still see the lake, so we know we can always go back down if we want to....

r418mot 写到:
Definitely, the weather when you hiked up was NOT bad enough...

yadayada 写到:
wow, u are a pro......

maybe i am just simple, naive, and stupid, but i hiked Mt. Washington twice before without too much consideration, using the tukerman and crawford, respectively. it's not that bad, then again, better off to be prepared....

don't do the things i did, went up the mountain in bad weather with sneaker, a map, and 2 apples, hehe the younger years....

r418mot 写到:
To hike to Mount Washington is not an easy task and I suggest you make an evaluation before you go. The total hike is longer than 8 miles with about 4000 feet of elevation gain. You must prepare to spend a whole day for that. DON'T take that hike unless you are fully prepared: mentally, materially and physically. I have hiked a lot but I still don't think I am prepared for that.

There are several challenges for the hike.

1. The weather. You must prepare enough clothes because it snows every month near the peak. No cotton and you must prepare water proof and wind proof clothes in layers. Winter clothes must be ready even if you hike in summer. Lightning is also a big threat when you hike above tree line. The highest wind speed in the world was recorded there near the peak.

2. Your energy level. I suggest that you take a shorter strenuous hike to test whether you are physically fit for that.

The most important thing is to be conservative to hike there. Back off if the condition is not right because the mountain is always there.

Ask yourself whether you are fully prepared. I would like to answer your questions if you still think you are ready.

发表于: 7/29/2004 16:00 发表主题:
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funny thing was that the fog was so strong that day, we didn't see the building until we almost walked into the supporting column. we were actually talking about why the last mile is so freaking long, then suddenly saw the building looming over us less than 50 meter away....

r418mot 写到:
Definitely, the weather when you hiked up was NOT bad enough...

yadayada 写到:
wow, u are a pro......

maybe i am just simple, naive, and stupid, but i hiked Mt. Washington twice before without too much consideration, using the tukerman and crawford, respectively. it's not that bad, then again, better off to be prepared....

don't do the things i did, went up the mountain in bad weather with sneaker, a map, and 2 apples, hehe the younger years....

r418mot 写到:
To hike to Mount Washington is not an easy task and I suggest you make an evaluation before you go. The total hike is longer than 8 miles with about 4000 feet of elevation gain. You must prepare to spend a whole day for that. DON'T take that hike unless you are fully prepared: mentally, materially and physically. I have hiked a lot but I still don't think I am prepared for that.

There are several challenges for the hike.

1. The weather. You must prepare enough clothes because it snows every month near the peak. No cotton and you must prepare water proof and wind proof clothes in layers. Winter clothes must be ready even if you hike in summer. Lightning is also a big threat when you hike above tree line. The highest wind speed in the world was recorded there near the peak.

2. Your energy level. I suggest that you take a shorter strenuous hike to test whether you are physically fit for that.

The most important thing is to be conservative to hike there. Back off if the condition is not right because the mountain is always there.

Ask yourself whether you are fully prepared. I would like to answer your questions if you still think you are ready.

发表于: 7/30/2004 12:53 发表主题:
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Sorry that I didn't come to the board yesterday.

We haven't figured out when we want to go - we are thinking next weekend (not this coming one). We actually want to go camping and spend the whole weekend there, so we'd like to make sure the weather is fine before we book a camping site... But it is of course fine if people want to join us for the hiking, we can meet at the parking lot on the day. After we make a decision about what time and which trail, I will post it here - is that okay?

BTW, "capri" is like 3/4 lenth pants, just below knees, a girl's thing. wink
发表于: 8/03/2004 17:40 发表主题: current plan about the hike
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Hi, for those who are interested,

My husband and I have decided to try the mt. washington hike this coming saturday (8/7). Unfortunately right after we booked our campsite, the forecast turned unfarovable. Sad Sad But we are gonna go to new hampshire anyway on friday night and check with the ranger's office on saturday morning to see whether it is doable. Otherwise, we are probably going to meet some of you guys for the 9-mile hike that r418mot is organizing. Is that okay with you, r418mot?

If weather permits, we will hike from the west to the summit. The trailhead is near Crawford notch state park. Whoever is interested, you can send me a message and we can probably meet at the parking lot.

yadayada, any suggestions since you've been there?
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发表于: 8/03/2004 22:26 发表主题: Re: current plan about the hike
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No problem if you want to hike with us. I plan to hike from the trail head at the end of Zealand Road.

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Hi, for those who are interested,

My husband and I have decided to try the mt. washington hike this coming saturday (8/7). Unfortunately right after we booked our campsite, the forecast turned unfarovable. Sad Sad But we are gonna go to new hampshire anyway on friday night and check with the ranger's office on saturday morning to see whether it is doable. Otherwise, we are probably going to meet some of you guys for the 9-mile hike that r418mot is organizing. Is that okay with you, r418mot?

If weather permits, we will hike from the west to the summit. The trailhead is near Crawford notch state park. Whoever is interested, you can send me a message and we can probably meet at the parking lot.

yadayada, any suggestions since you've been there?