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June 17, 2006 Mt Washington (NH) run>ski>hike>bike
« on: 06/18/06, 06:37 PM »

I had begun my ski season on October 18 via the Mt Washington auto road:
http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=3237.0
. . . so especially appropriate to end my (eastern) ski season almost exactly eight months later via the same road.
As I did last year on this weekend, I started with a 4650' vertical run as part of:
http://www.mountwashingtonroadrace.com
I then hiked up another 10 feet to reach the true summit.
Thus ended any significant uphill travel.
After hiking back down a bit, I geared up with the ski equipment that had been driven up for me (see first pic below), tromped down the summit cone in my ski boots, then clicked into my skis for the 300' vertical remaining of the Northeast Snowfield (see second pic below).  Transitioned into hiking gear, then descended into Tuckerman Ravine.  Back into ski gear, skied the discontinuous Upper Lower Right Gully (line to the far right of third pic), which was only 80' + 160'.  The final 2300' vert downhike (much of it rocky and steep) was especially arduous.  Fortunately the bike ride on the highway from the hiking trailhead to the auto road base is all downhill, thereby completing the 15-mile circuit in a pleasant manner.
More pictures here (including a more relaxed Sunday outing to the Mt Sugarloaf and Holyoke auto roads in western mass w/ the mrs):
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jonathanshefftz/album?.dir=/c30dre2&.view=t
Slideshow version:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jonathanshefftz/slideshow2?.dir=/c30dre2&.beg=0&.src=ph


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Re: June 17, 2006 Mt Washington (NH) run>ski>hike>bike
« Reply #1 on: 06/20/06, 12:05 AM »

Egad, just look at that global warning carnage.  Time was when Tuck's wouldn't look that burned out until at least mid-July.  Just reminds me why we all moved out here (though it will always have a 55-degree soft spot in my heart, and even our giant glaciers are melting as well).  Now don't get all New England desperate and head for the Airplane Gully....
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Re: June 17, 2006 Mt Washington (NH) run>ski>hike>bike
« Reply #2 on: 06/20/06, 06:49 AM »

I enjoyed a great view of Airplane Gully while running (okay, more like staggering) up the auto road during the race - still hanging in there with about maybe 100 vertical!
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