Mt Washington is known to have its way with hikers, and its weather is notoriously fickle. Sometimes this force of nature is for the good.
Mt Washington (6,288 feet), Mt Clay (5,533 feet), Mt Jefferson (5,716 feet). Coos County, NH. 2020-09-03 (Thursday.) Via Jewell, Gulfside, Westside, Trinity Heights Connector, Jefferson Loop, Clay Loop, Jewell Link. Approx 14-16 miles round-trip. Temps ranged in the low to high 50s, and into the low 60s throughout the day, and depending on mountain. Winds were negligible, about 2-3 knots at the Mount Washington Observatory. Sunny with clouds in the […]
Thinking back, it still amazes me how quickly weather can move on Mt Washington and vicinity. The video shows an almost instantaneous change from completely socked-in clouds, to seeing the sun break out. And no kidding, that change did seem to happen nearly instantaneously — I doubt it took more than about 10-15 minutes, though you could tell the sun was trying to push through the clouds for quite awhile […]
An unexpected opportunity! Mt Washington and Mt Monroe. 2019-02-07 (Thursday.) Via the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail, Crawford Path, Mt Monroe Loop trail.. Approx 10 miles. Washington: 6288 feet, Monroe: 5372 feet. 35 dF at trailhead, 34dF at MW Observatory (approx 14:00). Winds in the 20-30 MPH range. Cloudy, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. RH at or near 100% for the entire day. Trailhead: 1020. Lakes of the Clouds hut: 1230. Washington […]
A peak was sought. And so much more was found. Mt Washington; 6288 feet. Sargent’s Purchase, NH 80 dF at trailhead, 75 dF at summit. Sunny/hazy skies and 50 miles visibility. Very light intermittent breezes at summits — approximately 2-4 MPH. Via the Tuckerman Ravine trail, and Lion Head trail. Trailhead: 1230. Summit: 1530. Left summit: 1600. Car: 1830. Approximately 9 miles. I’m a sucker for a good cause. Given […]
First of the month, unexpected weather! Mt Washington and Mt Monroe. 2018-06-02 (Saturday.) Via the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail, Crawford Path, Mt Monroe Loop trail.. Approx 10 miles. Washington: 6288 feet, Monroe: 5372 feet. 65 dF at trailhead, 48 at MW Observatory (approx 14:30). Winds in the 20-25 MPH range, gusting to approx 40 MPH. Cloudy, becoming sunny in the afternoon with 80 mile visibility. Trailhead: 1220. Lakes of the Clouds hut: […]