Trip report

Mt. Washington Hike

4000 Footer DATE: 02/20/2022 - 02/20/2022

Trip/Event Location: Mt. Washington, NH, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): Bobcat

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

It's Washington's Birthday Weekend!  So we will hike Mt. Washington!  We will hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail from the Hiker Parking Lot at the Cog Railway.  The hike is

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Meet at the Hiker Parking Lot at the Cog Railroad.  Take Route 302 to Bretton Woods, then drive up the Base Station Road about 6 miles to the end at the Cog Railway Hiker Parking Lot. ($10 fee to park there payable to the Cog Railway).

Hikers staying at my house at Sugar Hill can carpool over if desired.


Trip Report/Photos

Exhilarating hike up Mt. Washington Sunday up the Ammo trail and descending along the Cog. Hardpacked snow up to the hut and then glare ice and rocks up to the summit. Nice lunch inside the hut! Sunny & calm winds at the hut but then conditions deteriorated in the early afternoon as the winds ramped up to 65MPH with 90 MPH gusts. Summit temp was 2F with -30F windchill. The wind pushed me over once while on the rockpile! Very windy & some whiteouts for the descent along the Cog. Conditions improved when we reached treeline. Sledded the last third of the route making for a quick descent!

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Tough room! Thanks Bob for leading the hike and Bob and John for hosting again. Fun weekend with home baked Coconut and Almond Macarons by Kettric! - Richardg
  • The vicious, false accusation of the graffiti artist’s identity is patently untrue. - Richardg

Members That Participated

Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
Russell

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Newtonville, MA


United States
Richardg

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


NYC/Hudson Valley, NY


United States
Kettric

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Old Orchard Beach, ME


United States
nhclimber03264

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plymouth, NH


United States
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