TRIPS & EVENTS

Tuckerman Ravine Hike and Sled

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Feb 24, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Feb 24, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Pinkham Notch NH

Trip Leader(s)


Gandalf
Campton, NH United States,

JDNnh
Manchester, NH United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Region: New England

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Pace: There may be activities when the group is either slower or faster than your current ability. Please know that because this is a group activity, it's hard to accommodate everyone's pace perfectly. Our desire is not to leave anyone, however there have been times when it is in the best interest of all to split up. Please do your part by knowing your own abilities, communicating with the organizer head of time if you would like to start early and have us catch up or fine with finishing on your own.
Summary

If you have never sledded, you may have not experienced fun! We did this two years ago and vowed we would repeat it again someday. We’ll have a magical climb to Tuckerman's Snow Arch and then sled down Shelburne Ski Trail! We will start at the base of Mt. Washington from Pinkham Notch and hike up the wide tractor path called Tuckerman's Ravine Trail. After two miles we'll reach Ho Jo's where we'll get our first view of the Tuckerman Ravine Bowl. If the avalanche conditions are safe, we'll climb .75 mile to the headwall and the Snow Arch. We'll have lunch here. We'll then start sledding down the Shelburne Ski Trail. It’s more fun that a barrel of snow Monkies!!

Here’s our pictures from the last we did this – check it out

Bring one of those large plastic sleds that you see in one of our pictures and use a bungee cord to attach it to your pack. You can buy these for $10 at WalMart but don’t wait until the last minute because they sell out. The hike will be 2.75 miles with a 2,300' elevation gain.

This trail is always packed so all we'll need is traction, i.e., Micro Spikes. Bring hand warmers for your gloves. Wear winter-insulated boots on your feet, warm socks, dress in layers [no cotton], gloves [mittens are best], warm hat and headlamp/flashlight. Some guys like to have a scarf/neck gaiter to keep their neck warm, gaiters for their boots to keep snow off their boots, ski poles and small thermos for something hot to drink. Don't forget water, lunch and snacks.

After Hike Fun: Everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at the Red Fox Grill in Jackson, NH.

Lodging Option: We have 8 bunks available at our house near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and/or Saturday night at $25 per night. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. We have limited space in the fridge to store your beverages/food so it's best to bring a small cooler. Space is limited so email us ASAP to reserve a bunk!

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The AMC's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center is west off NH 16, about 11 miles north of the junction of NH 16 and US 302 in Glen and about 10.5 miles south of the junction of NH 16 and US 2 in Gorham. Turn in and park in the long parking strip. We'll meet you on the porch of the Visitor Center and Mike will be wearing his Patriots hat.

Trip Leader(s)

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Campton, NH


United States
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States

members signed up for this event

Robert.L

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Spencer, MA


United States
Philip

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Tuftonboro, NH


United States
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