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Old 03-14-2009, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cifex and I have tossed around the idea of doing Tuckermans. Does anyone else want to join in. This should make for a pretty epic cap the the season. Despite my desire for more powder days spring seems to have arrived so we should get this planned out pretty soon.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My cousin and I were just talking about this the other day when we were at Stowe. Not sure when the best time to do it is, but I'd be willing to give it a shot.
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I think we could ride the Cog Railway up the western side of the mountain and then hike up the rest and ride down the eastern face (where Tuckerman's Ravin is located)

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I think we could ride the Cog Railway up the western side of the mountain and then hike up the rest and ride down the eastern face (where Tuckerman's Ravin is located)

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I'm pretty sure that they stopped doing that because it was so expensive and no one was doing it.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mount Washington Avalanche Center; Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

The latest reports say it's been really icy up there, even with the warm weather and sun. Definitely have to wait til everything softens up, but I'm sure it will be good soon.
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Thats the idea.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think Cifex and I were thinking splits. My friend John is coming and he is on snowshoes. He has done it before and he said a lot if it is really just boot trackable. Mt Washington gets pretty crowded in the spring with skiers and riders hiking up so the tracks up are pretty well beat down.
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From what I've read and heard, you can go the tough way with it, or the easy way.

Easy way being you more or less follow a trail for about 2-3 hours, no special equipment needed or anything, then you can drop in at assigned spots that someone can go over with you on a "trail map" before you head up.

Or you can go the tough way which I've heard involves going off the main trail going up and can get pretty dicey if you've never climbed before.

From the few people I've talked to that have done it, they've done it in April/May and brought beers up with them and had a good time, so I don't think it's super strenuous if you don't want it to be.

I'd be up for somewhere inbetween, but because I don't have any specializd equipment then I guess I'd be opting for the easier route.
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I think Cifex and I were thinking splits. My friend John is coming and he is on snowshoes. He has done it before and he said a lot if it is really just boot trackable. Mt Washington gets pretty crowded in the spring with skiers and riders hiking up so the tracks up are pretty well beat down.
I did it two years ago. Just go to the Pinkham notch lodge and start out on the trail behind it. Its a 2 1/2 hour but the trail is packed down by hikers. After the 2 1/2 hours you'll be at the base of the bowl, where there are picknic tables and a hut that might be open. There should be a lot of people just sitting around here because u can watch other people ride the bowl. Just chose a line and hike up it in the bowl. In about a 1/2 hour you'll be at some very steep slopes. Once up there u can go down all the way to the Shebourne trail, which should be covered with snow and u can ride all the way back to the base.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Im heading up to Tucks w/ a bunch of buds on april 4th.... when are yall planning on doing it?
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