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Hike: Mt.Washington Summit ( Int - Adv )

  • Apr 19, 2014 · 7:30 AM
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Hike: Mt.Washington Summit ( Int - Adv )


From: Marshfield Station
To: Mt Washington
Via: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail
Length: 4.60 mi
Travel Time: 4 hr 14 min
Elev Gain: 3867 ft
Elev Loss: -105 ft
Elev Change: 3762 ft
Alpine: Yes
Difficult: Strenuous

Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and Crawford Path [rt: 9.2 mi., 3,800 ft., 6 hr. 30 min.] is a much more interesting and beautiful route to Mt. Washington than Jewell Trail, but the section between Gem Pool and Lakes of the Clouds Hut can be extremely discouraging to a person in poor physical condition. On the descent, this section passes mostly over ledges and rocks, some of which are wet and slippery, and it can be tedious and tiring. On the whole, it is probably better to ascend Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and descend Jewell Trail, but if afternoon thunderstorms are threatening, the descent by Jewell Trail is probably more hazardous because it is far less sheltered; in rain without lightning, the steep, wet rocks on Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail may be more of a problem.

Pet’s:  Limited space only! With permission from the Organizer.

Your dog should have responsible human along on the trip. They should understand the physical demands of the hike and have experience and be fit enough to follow. They should also know trail regulations for that hike. It is not the organizers responsibility. Have good etiquette while on the trail.  Have a leash for when you feel frisky. Have some First aid preparedness in case you slip and fall, or try to play with that porcupine again.  Have the food and water available for carbohydrate loading when needed. Provide you some sleeping shelter & blanket to keep you warm and insulated from the ground. Maybe even some doggy clothing like jacket or booties for those cold hikes.

If your owner doesn’t want to carry you gear cause they are lazy don’t let them make you carry more than 25% of your body weight.. It’s not fair..! Remember your toy cause the days are long and the nights can be longer. Remember the sofa is a pretty safe and warm place too..

Getting There:

Carpooling options should be posted as a thread on the Meetup Page. Sharing a ride, it’s always more fun!

Additional Trip Planning & Research:

I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", trail maps, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

Map # 1


The White Mountains have notoriously unpredictable weather.. Any weather report is only good for 24 hours... Decision on “go – no – go” will be made 24 – 48 hours before the trip...FYI

Post Trip:

You always should have a clean set of cloths waiting in the car and some cash for some grub for the ride home.

Please take a moment to review our group. We always like feedback.

Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing. Even Hiking can be by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, including avalanche, can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup.  You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious or even good . We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..

It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Great group, adventures weather

    April 21, 2014

  • Nora

    Good decision to leave summit for another day with more visibility. Leaders were friendly and accommodating. Nice bunch of people to hike with!

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Karl R.

    Nice to meet everyone that came today. Hopefully we will see each other on other hikes. Great Job Kristie organizing it.

    2 · April 19, 2014

  • Robert M.

    Great hike and very nice to meet everyone. Can't wait to see the pictures.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Daniel

    Sorry did not make it to the pizza place. As I realized i was running low on gas. Anyway, it was a fun hike earlier today. we need to reschedule it soon

    3 · April 19, 2014

    • Kristie W.

      Hi Daniel! No problem, it was great to meet you!! Look forward to seeing the photos and a future trip!

      April 19, 2014

  • Eric R.

    Lower elevations conditions very good for late season, but deteriorated above treeline

    April 19, 2014

  • Daniel

    i will be running a bit late. maybe 15 mins. in norh conway now. on the wAy

    April 19, 2014

  • Kristie W.

    Good morning everyone! I am really excited about our hike tomorrow! The weather is looking better by the moment, the most current report is as follows:

    Less than 40% chance of rain at the base before 10am, with snow at the summit, skies clearing around 11am, with a mostly cloudy forecast for the remainder of the day. Winds will be WNW between 25-35 mph, this should be fine. Base temp will be a high of 50 and summit will be a high of 24.

    Based on the temperature predicted, layers will be critical to ensure that you aren't soaking wet by the time we summit. Puffy jacket or Wind Resistant jacket is recommended for the summit, it doesn't take long to get cold. Microspikes is recommended, if you have crampons you can bring them, but crampons are not required. If you have snowshoes and want to bring them that is fine too. Any additional questions drop me a note today!

    April 18, 2014

  • Daniel

    Anyone coming from/ through seacoast NH area? I am looking to carpool.

    April 17, 2014

  • Chris L.

    Is anybody coming from Boston (Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville area) that wants to carpool? I will be leaving by 4am Sat morning to be at the mountain around 7. Let me know if you want to go together!

    April 17, 2014

  • Richard F.


    chance of showers Saturday will this effect our hike
    youre thoughts ?

    April 16, 2014

    • Kristie W.

      Hi Richard, right now we are still on for Saturday. I will check the weather Friday morning to ensure safety, however a bluebird day is not required. It will be mainly snow from today's prediction. I am going to try and avoid canceling/rescheduling again as long as safety is met.

      April 16, 2014

  • Chris L.

    Does anybody have a good suggestion for where I might be able to rent mountaineering boots in Boston or along 93 /3 into NH? My summer hiking "boots" are pretty low cut so I will need something better.

    April 15, 2014

    • Jay B.

      EMS & REI as well as Lahoots in Lincoln will have rentals.. If your summer boots are water proof and all you would need to add is Knee high gaiter and you should be ok... It will be hard to pick them up the morning of the hike... Just a FYI... Try a outdoor retailer in your area.

      April 15, 2014

  • Eric R.

    Looking forward to the hike

    April 13, 2014

  • Carl

    I was really looking forward to this and rearranged my schedule for this 4/5 event, am unavailable on 4/19. I understand weather can be an obstacle under this terrain/area but must say I'm quite bummed.

    April 4, 2014

  • Kristie W.

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been watching the weather in preparation for Saturday, and have decided to make the call to reschedule for 4/19. The summit is expecting snow after 10am and rain from 5a-10am. This would mean that our hike up would be in the rain, and crossing over rain to snow as we gained elevation, while it would be an experience, I am not sure it would be that enjoyable for anyone. Please update your RSVP if you are unable to make the 19th.


    April 3, 2014

  • Chris L.

    Sorry I had to back out, I sprained my ankle and I don't think hiking 8 hrs on it sat will be good for it. :(

    April 2, 2014

  • Ethan

    A scheduling conflict came up, sorry for the late notice! I can't wait to join you guys on a trip soon!

    March 18, 2014

  • Kristie W.

    I just wanted to let everyone know that micro spikes will be sufficient for this hike. If you have crampons and want to bring them that is fine too.

    March 14, 2014

  • Ethan

    I'm bringing Maiju Taipale

    March 6, 2014

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