HIKES & EVENTS

Tuckerman Ravine Hike and Sled

Half Day Hike

DATE: Feb 25, 2023
END DATE: Feb 25, 2023

Hike/Event Location: Pinkham Notch NH

Trip Leader(s)


Gandalf
Thornton, NH United States,

JDNnh
Thornton, NH United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 12

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

Hike Difficulty Level:

Moderate

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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 Hermit Lake 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 2.4 miles we'll reach Ho Jo's where we'll get our first view of the Tuckerman Ravine Bowl. We'll have lunch here. We'll then start sledding down the Shelburne Ski Trail. It’s more fun that a barrel of snow Monkeys!!!

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 a local hardware store but don’t wait until the last minute because they sell out. The hike will be 2.4 miles with a 1,850' 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 back at our house in Waterville Valley to relax beside our fireplace with views of the Sandwich Mountain/Mad River [BYOB and bring snacks] followed by one of Jon's delicious dinners. We ask $10 per person to help pay for our food costs. Showers are available so bring a change of clothing to make your visit with us more comfortable.   

Lodging Option: We have 4 bunks available at our house near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday [$25] and Saturday [$35] includes dinner per night. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Space is limited so email us ASAP to reserve a bunk!

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

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. 

Trip Leader(s)

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
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JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


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Gandalf Posted Jan 21, 2023 at 10:29 AM

We’ve taken many inexperienced people down and they end up the day with big smiles on their face! Yes, there have been a few who were nervous…they addressed it by being slower than the rest of us by dragging their feet/hands on the snow.

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