TRIPS & EVENTS

Tuckermans Ravine Lunch Rocks Party

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Apr 27, 2019 Saturday
END DATE: Apr 27, 2019 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Jackson 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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Summary

We'll be hiking into Tuckerman's to watch those crazy skiers/riders do suicidal runs down the face of the Ravine!

Join us for a challenging hike to Tuckerman's Ravine. Just hike or you can bring a sled or skis (if you are really good and have the ability to ski narrow black diamond trails). We'll park ourselves at Lunch Rocks midway into the Ravine to party and watch the skiers/riders do their thing!

We'll watch skiing and sledding on the steep slopes once inside the bowl. This is 3 miles in, then eat lunch, relax and 3 miles out. Look closely at the photos to see the tiny skiers. Watch them climb the headwall and ski down!

The hike is routine up the very wide Tuckerman's Ravine Trail. We'll go beyond Hermit Lake Shelter on up to the Lunch Rocks where we can get the best views of skiers/riders to enjoy some entertaining action. We plan on spending a leisurely lunch of one hour in the bowl. 

TRAIL DESCRIPTION
The Tuckerman Ravine Trail starts behind the AMC Visitor Center in Pinkham Notch.
Distance: 2.4 mi. to Hermit Lake; additional 0.7 mi. to Lunch Rocks)
Distance roundtrip: 6.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 2500 ft.
Estimated time: 6 Hours

We'll meet at the AMC Visitor Center on the porch [I'll be wearing a Patriots hat] at the base of the mountain and proceed to the Ravine. Give yourself extra time because you'll have to park far away and walk a good distance to meet us at 10AM. Get there at 9:30AM to find parking and walk to the porch. If you get there too early, the inside of the Center is fun to explore with its large 3D map of the White Mountains and lots of outdoorzy books. 

You will need to bring (nothing cotton):

- Hiking boots

- Sunglasses, sun screen

- Dress in layers

- Sitting pad, Beer/Wine, Binoculars, Lunch, snacks and at least 1.5 liters water

- [Optional] Sled or Ski equipment. You must find a way to attach your sled or skis to your backpack...bungie cords help.

- Anything else you bring for a day hike.

Carpooling: Contact each other to carpool...especially for members who don't own a car! The Wellington Station on the Orange Line is a popular location to pick up passengers. We recommend each passenger pay $30 to the driver for gas, wear/tear and car insurance. You can also meet Jon and off Exit 28 off I-93 for carpooling...contact us to let us know. 

After The Hike: We'll have an early dinner at the Red Fox Grill in Jackson, NH.      

Bunk Bed Lodging Option [Men Only]: We have 8 bunks available at our house near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and/or Saturday night. It’s $25 for each 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:

Rte. 93 to Exit 23, Rte. 104 to Rte. 3 into Meredith, Rte. 25 to Rte. 16, North to trailhead.

Tuckerman Ravine Trail starts at the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is located on Rt. 16, about 20 miles north of Conway and 11 miles south of Gorham.

We'll meet you at the porch. I'll be wearing a 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

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rocketmandan

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
XTERRAMAN03053

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Rindge, NH


United States
markus24

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Center Barnstead, NH


United States
Philip

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Tuftonboro, NH


United States
dpbyrnes

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ipswich, MA


United States
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