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There's a nip in the air. Days are getting shorter. I actually saw snow earlier today. And it's a bit windy.

Got me thinking about climbing Mt. Washington again (or Franconia ridge?) this winter... January or February. Maybe this year we'll have a good snow base. And bad weather.

So... who's interested?


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There's a good chance I'd be interested in either of those two hikes, as I should have a few solid winter hikes in by then.

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here's some White Mountain porn for ya!

Mt. Washington from Main Street in North Conway, NH


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Ooooo baby... you know how I like it.

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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 15 2012, 8:33 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

No question, count me in again this year! I'm game for Mt Washington, one of the Northern Presidentials, or even Franconia Ridge.

Funny thing is I just PMed you about ten minutes ago to see if you wanted to plan another winter trip. We'll have to get a pulk sled for this year's trip!  :D


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No question, count me in again this year! I'm game for Mt Washington, one of the Northern Presidentials, or even Franconia Ridge.


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Nice! What month was this picture taken in 2011?

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Very nice.  One year I'd like to do it in some mild winter conditions.  The three times I've done it, only once did I feel the force of mother nature's winter craziness and we never made it to above the treeline.

Looked like you had a beautiful day on the summit.


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January 29, IIRC. Winds were 122 mph at sunrise. They subsided a bit as the day progressed.

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January 29, IIRC. Winds were 122 mph at sunrise. They subsided a bit as the day progressed.

YOW! I know the weather up there can change in minutes or less and quite unexpectedly.

I remember when I was in my teens, our youth group did a day hike up Mount Washington in summer. A storm came in really fast and we moved to the closest cover. Unfortunately, one of our adult leaders was struck by lightning as it hit the ground then traveled across the ground, up one of her legs and out the opposite ankle.

Her underwear was melted to her skin and they had to bring a "cat" up to take her down the mountain.

On the upside, she recovered and was able to walk again after several months of physical therapy.

I am an experienced winter hiker, but don't have the mountaineering skills to even consider an attempt on Washington in winter.


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Seriously?  Holy crap, that story alone would make me keep indoors during storms.

Wow, the three times I've been there the weather was outstanding.  Sure there was plenty of wind most of the time but no lightning or anything really dangerous to be concerned with.


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Seriously?  Holy crap, that story alone would make me keep indoors during storms.

Wow, the three times I've been there the weather was outstanding.  Sure there was plenty of wind most of the time but no lightning or anything really dangerous to be concerned with.

I guess I outgrew my fear of it.  :D

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How about the full PEMI LOOP in Feb. Backpacking!

http://www.hudsonvalleyhikers.com/events/88212632/
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Or how about a Presi Traverse?

http://www.hudsonvalleyhikers.com/events/75015942/
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Is it too soon to begin tossing out possible dates for a Mt Washington trip??

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I might think about it.  It will depend on my gear acquisitions during November and December.
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It may have been 70 degrees in the Northeast today, but I'm still getting excited for winter backpacking and hiking and skiing trips!

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I'm with you.
Hiked the Presi traverse this past August and Franconia Ridge in November.
Been dreaming of my first Winter Washington hike.
Somebody set up a trip and I'm there :p
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I'm with you.
Hiked the Presi traverse this past August and Franconia Ridge in November.
Been dreaming of my first Winter Washington hike.
Somebody set up a trip and I'm there :p

We tried to set something up for early February, but it feel through. I've been talking to a few people about a mid-March trip. Lets see if we can get a group together for Mt Washington.
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Someday I'd love to do that. As well as the Pemi loop. But heck, I've never hiked any mountain in the winter so a few less ambitious winter trips are in order first, give me a few years.  :(

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