Mount Washington

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Mount Washington

Submitted By: Dobish on April 17, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Featured Descent

Y Couloir

Perfect and steady 40 degree descent. Be cautious of parties on the way up; this is a popular hike.



Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern United States, and it stands 6288 feet above sea level.  It is often very windy, with gusts over 80mph.  The winds are often very strong, and the weather will change in an instant up there.  Very often people will say that Mount Washington has its own weather patterns.

The lines on Mount Washington are steep, and in a wide open bowl, which is abnormal for a lot of new england skiing.  Avalanche danger is often high on Mount Washington.

Some of the great backcountry ski descents up here are in tuckerman's ravine, the gulf of slides, and the sherburne ski trail.

How to Get There

You want to head up to the wonderful town of north conway, and head towards the Pinkham Notch Trail head.  You will get there from Route 16N out of North Conway, and then from the hut you will take the Tuckerman Ravine Ski Trail.

Area Camping

It will get really cold here, but there is some camping. There is lodging at the Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center, there is the Herman Lake Shelter, and there is winter camping.

Area Food

Drive down the street to Moat Mountain Brewery and Smokehouse for some good brews and some good grub.  Flatbread pizza down in north conway is also really tasty.

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