Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mt. Washington. December 1, 2018

Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path (partly - someone had broken a more direct trail through the snow, so we followed that), 9.0 miles, 3,800 feet

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Mom, Alex, and I started just after dawn on the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail.  We all wore snowshoes, as the trail was not fully packed out.  Making our way up the trail, we quickly made it to treeline and then to the hut.  The summit cone looked daunting, but we persevered to the summit.

Photo by Trish Herr

Taking a break by (closed) Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Photo by Trish Herr

The rime ice and views were spectacular!

Photo by Trish Herr

Photo by Trish Herr

The sun was shining and it was surprisingly warm outside.

Photo by Trish Herr

Mom being silly -- photo by Trish Herr

After having a snack, we headed down.  There were a significant number of people coming up, some of them with dogs, so Mom, Alex, and I weren't lonely as we made our way down Mount Washington.

There was a beautiful undercast...

Looking back...

We got back to the hut as the sun blared into our eyes.

Mom, Alex, and I made our way down, continuing to meet other people coming up.  Eventually, we arrived at our car.  The hike had been a short, beautiful, and enjoyable adventure.

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