Seek the Peak – Mt. Washington

Peak Summited2019 Mount Washington
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadAmmonoosuc Ravine
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Hiked Mt. Washington via Ammonoosuc Ravine trail and Jewel trail. Me and few friends participated in this year's Seek the Peak Challenge which has a goal to raise money for Mount Washington Observatory.

We started early around 5 am from Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead. This trail is fairly difficult and offers some great views on Mount Washington valley, but visibility was really poor due clouds and fog. We took a short break at AMC Lakes in the Clouds hut and continued to the summit.  It was pretty windy on the summit but wind opened some great views.

We had lunch at the summit and started descending on Gulfside trail and Jewel trail. The first part, about 2 miles, of our descend is above treeline and since sky started to clear out we were able to enjoy some amazing views.

We reached parking lot and our cars around 2 pm.


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