HIKES & EVENTS

Mt. Washington via Boott Spur

Hiking/Walk

DATE: Oct 13, 2012
END DATE: Oct 13, 2012

Hike/Event Location: Gorham NH

Trip Leader(s)


Gandalf
Thornton, NH United States,

JDNnh
Thornton, NH United States

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Max # People: 15

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

Hike Difficulty Level:

Very Strenuous

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Summary

 We'll ascend via the Boott Spur Trail and descend via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.  Difficulty: 10.8 miles, about 4,300 Feet total vertical climb. At a 1.25 mile / hour average pace this is about an 8 hour hike. THIS IS NOT A DOG FRIENDLY HIKE.

WEATHER AND OTHER SUDDEN EVENTS CAN CAUSE SUDDEN CHANGES TO OR CANCELLATION OF THIS EVENT. YOU MUST CHECK BACK TO THE GAY OUTDOORS OFTEN FOR ANY CHANGES.

TO BRING: Flash light OR head lamp, food/lunch/snacks and at least liters of water, first aid items. Wear multiple layers of synthetic materials for warmth; including gloves and wool hat. Don't forget rain gear.  

NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid and headlamp. You should review trail map and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any difficult hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going and how to get back. 

After The Hike: Bring a change of clothing and we'll have dinner together at the Red Fox Bar and Grill in nearby Jackson, NH.    

Lodging Option: We have 8 bunks available at our house near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and Saturday night for $20 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! 

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

From North Conway, follow New Hampshire Route 16 north through the towns of Glen and Jackson. Park at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, 11.7 miles north of the junction of U.S. Highway 302 and Route 16 in Glen, NH. We'll meet you at the front 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


United States
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liketodo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
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JDNnh Posted Oct 12, 2012 at 5:52 AM

The forecast is for SUN but it will be COLD with 30 - 50 mph winds. Check out this weather link to the Mt Washington Observatory. Bring back up gear for this COLD weather!!http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit_forecast.php Could be ice as well - MICRO-Spikes or other traction could be needed!

Gandalf Posted Oct 8, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Must be a website glitch as to why your comments Todd repeated so much. Unable to them. Forecast for Saturday so far is sunny be dressed for 'winter' conditions. High temperature without factoring the wind will be 30 degrees and there is already snow on the summit.

liketodo Posted Oct 8, 2012 at 8:59 AM

So far, the weather is supposed to be nice on Sat. I am counting down to the day!!.

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