Trip report

Mount Washinton via Nelson Crag Trail

Full Day Hike DATE: 07/17/2021 - 07/17/2021

Trip/Event Location: Pinkham Notch, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): nhclimber03264

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Mt Washington via Nelson Crag: The Nelson Crag Trail is an excellent trail challenge. It provides a steep rocky grade on the lower half and completely exposed upper half. Unlike other routes to the

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Group will meet at 10 am and depart up the trail by 10:20.

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodges/pinkham/ is a very popular and busy place for hikers and tourists. This particular day there is a huge fund raiser “Seek the Peak” (based at the Mt Washington Auto Road). Anticipate parking to be an issue. I suggest you arrive early. There is parking at the visitor center with overflow at the Wildcat Ski Area (approx. ½ mile north). Find a space that works for you.

  • The visitor center is located on route 16 in Pinkham notch, north of Jackson NH. GPS will get you to this location and cell service is available.

Where to meet: The group will assemble in front of the visitor center and Joe Dodge Lodge. A flag or sign will be posted (sending specific details the week prior). There are bathroom facilities available, as well as food and beverages in the shop.

  • Because of trip preparation the trip leader is unable to provide a ride for this trip.
  • If you are traveling a long distance and need advice on accommodations, please contact me. There are several options from inns, B&B to campgrounds. Availability maybe difficult so plan ahead. If there is enough interest a group campsite could be arranged at a USFS campground.

 


Trip Report/Photos

Amazing leadership by Jon - once again, making those tough decisions!

Thank you Bob for your kind hospitality. Truly valued and appreciated.

 

This is definitely a trip for the books. It was an honor to hike with everyone to the summit of the highest peak in the northeast. This trail was the second hardest route to the summit, and everyone should be proud to have made it considering the conditions. Rain and clouds were difficult at times but it did not deter anyone. Truly an amazing, kind, and supportive group of hikers through out the adventure. Everyone worked together to make this hike a success. Very special thanks to members BOBCAT for opening his home to travelers making it easier for many to participate and not have to drive long distance and to dpbyrnes for getting hot food on a cold rainy night. Every trip is an experience and truly a learning one. Thank you all, Jon

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thanks to JT for leading and to Bob and John for hosting in Sugar Hill. It was a great group. I'm always happy to return home to the White Mountains! - Richardg
  • Equipment failure be damned, even though it ruined my pedicure. Awesome hike, would do it again. Thanks for a great hike. - mrmichang
  • Thanks JT for leading this challenging hike up my favorite mountain! It was great to "Seek the Peak" with everyone! - Bobcat

Members That Participated

nhclimber03264

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plymouth, NH


United States
Moving forward fm RI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Smithfield, RI


United States
Ricardo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
Russell

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Newtonville, MA


United States
emsinjp

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Jamaica Plain, MA


United States
Mike from RI

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lincoln, RI


United States
dpbyrnes

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ipswich, MA


United States
beyoungyu

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Harrisburg, PA


United States
Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
Richardg

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


NYC/Hudson Valley, NY


United States
mecyclingrunner

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


LEWISTON, ME


United States
mrmichang

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Yonkers and Binghamton, NY


United States
Richardg Jul 19, 2021 at 6:28 PM

Comment: Thanks to JT for leading and to Bob and John for hosting in Sugar Hill. It was a great group. I'm always happy to return home to the White Mountains!

mrmichang Jul 19, 2021 at 10:55 AM

Comment: Equipment failure be damned, even though it ruined my pedicure. Awesome hike, would do it again. Thanks for a great hike.

Bobcat Jul 18, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Comment: Thanks JT for leading this challenging hike up my favorite mountain! It was great to "Seek the Peak" with everyone!

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