Summit of Mount Washington

Action Dave and I enjoyed a beautiful spring day in New England by hiking to the top of Mt. Washington.

We had bluebird skies as we hiked up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, to the Lion’s head Trail and up to the summit.

The disappointing part of the climb is encountering the tourists at the top who were driven up there in a tourist van.


On the summit. From 1999 Mount Washington

Yes, the building is chained down.

Action Dave and one of the weather experiments.

The legendary Mount Washington Observatory

Snowboarding Tuckerman Ravine

After years of thinking about it, we finally decided to snowboard Tuckerman Ravine.

We got lucky and turned out to be a beautiful April day, with a bluebird sky. It was downright balmy, especially in the bowl itself with all of the sunlight being reflected off the snow. But, the temperature dropped very quickly when the sun went down behind the ridge.

We hiked for several hours up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to get to the bowl. We had a late start so we only managed to get in one snowboard. Several hours of hard work for one run.

It was worth it.

Reading the avalanche danger sign
Jeff and Connie, starting the hike up
Nattie and Connie, getting close to Tucks
Jeff and Connie, getting closer
Jeff and Connie, entering the bowl
Lunch rocks and the line of hikers climbing up the slope
Jeff and Connie strapping on their snowboards
Jeff riding down the Headwall
Yes, this guy chose to ski naked