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Old 03-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Psi - What time do you start your hike up?
Start around 8:00-8:30am

As far as the conditions go I would say most of the time in April the risk is low to moderate, which is the threshold I work under. I am by no means a backcountry expert, so I heed the advice of the rangers and go from there. Hopefully the weather will be good, but you never know what you are going to get on Mt. Washington. As many of you know, up until recently, it held the record for the highest recorded wind speed, which is some ridiculous number north of 200mph.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Well, the Tux trip is on for Saturday April 7th. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good Spring, so being able to ride all the way back down to the trail head is a good possibility. I am not a big fan of hiking out. The group I tag along with are pretty much all skiers except for one other guy, so it would be cool to get some more snowboarders in the mix. He’s also not a big fan of the 50 degree pitch off the lip, so I am usually on my own once we get to the bowl. Places in N. Conway are dirt cheap this time a year, so if there is any interest perhaps we can get a small group from the forum together and meet up. Some of the group does the bowl on Sunday as well, but I head off to Wildcat instead. This thread may be better served in the meets and events forum, but we’ll see.
I might be interested, but don't know how much shape I'm in for the hike. Haven't been hiking at all this winter. We'll have to see. I'm not a 2 day bowl hiker either.
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I'm def interested. I'm going to see if I can find a buddy to split a room. If not I might consider driving up in the morning. N. Conway is about 2 hours away.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Sleep in your car. If you're cool about it, the Pinkham Notch staff usually look the other way as long as you're quiet and not being a nuisance. (E.g. best bet is to roll in anytime after 8 PM, shut the car off and go to sleep).

If they kick you out (which they've done to me before, first time was because I was with a large group and a few of them were being obnoxious and loud, the second was because it was the middle of the summer and I don't think they like people sleeping in their car's then) take a right out of the PN parking lot and drive about 100 yards down the road - there's an overflow lot where the never check. I've seen people pitch tents there before...
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I might be interested, but don't know how much shape I'm in for the hike. Haven't been hiking at all this winter. We'll have to see. I'm not a 2 day bowl hiker either.
I take my time and go at my own pace. I average about 1.75 hours to HoJo's, but people do it much quicker. We usually wait there, grab a bite, and get the group assembled again, then head up to the base of the bowl. That's about another 45 minutes, usually. Then that's when the real fun begins...
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From the Mt Washington Avalanche Center....

It ain’t over until the…..well you know the rest. Winter keeps producing and this last weather maker is no exception. 9+” of snow with extreme winds for 2 days did quite a job filling in the Ravines and giving us some good avalanches. Winds between 100-127mph for hours on end not only moved new snow into lee areas but also eroded alpine snow to send large volumes into the eastern flanks of Washington.

This weekend is looking pretty good, but that wind can be brutal as you can see...anyone making any last minute plans chime in.
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From the Mt Washington Avalanche Center....

It ain’t over until the…..well you know the rest. Winter keeps producing and this last weather maker is no exception. 9+” of snow with extreme winds for 2 days did quite a job filling in the Ravines and giving us some good avalanches. Winds between 100-127mph for hours on end not only moved new snow into lee areas but also eroded alpine snow to send large volumes into the eastern flanks of Washington.

This weekend is looking pretty good, but that wind can be brutal as you can see...anyone making any last minute plans chime in.
Do they set charges at Tuckerman? Or do they let it stand au natural?

Also, I'd never want to be these guys. This looks fucking miserable (linked by Linville earlier in the thread):

Stupid guys on a stupid day to be hiking Tucks

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From the Mt Washington Avalanche Center....

It ain’t over until the…..well you know the rest. Winter keeps producing and this last weather maker is no exception. 9+” of snow with extreme winds for 2 days did quite a job filling in the Ravines and giving us some good avalanches. Winds between 100-127mph for hours on end not only moved new snow into lee areas but also eroded alpine snow to send large volumes into the eastern flanks of Washington.

This weekend is looking pretty good, but that wind can be brutal as you can see...anyone making any last minute plans chime in.
Got your PM. Looks like Tucks forcast is calling for 10-20mph winds and clear skies for Saturday. I have a buddy who said he was interested so I'm waiting on word from him. If he's in I'll give you a call tomorrow.

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Do they set charges at Tuckerman? Or do they let it stand au natural?

Also, I'd never want to be these guys. This looks fucking miserable (linked by Linville earlier in the thread):

Stupid guys on a stupid day to be hiking Tucks
natures course, definitely no explosives.
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Gonna be COLD on Saturday. Layer up.
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