Mt. Washington, New Hampshire (6,288')Huntington Ravine Trail (AMC)
From the 26th Edition of the White Mountain Guide:
We checked the current conditions and the forecast at the Pinkham Notch visitor's center before starting up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail towards the Huntington Ravine Trail turn-off, 1.3 miles to the west...Caution: This is the most difficult regular hiking trail in the White Mountains. Many of the ledges demand proper use of handholds for safe passage, and extreme caution must be excercised at all times... Do not attempt this trail if you tend to feel queasy or have difficulty on ledges on ordinary trails... This trail is very dangerous when wet or icy, and its use for descent at any time is strongly discouraged.
Milage and elevation log:
The trail was a good workout, but it wasn't nearly as bad as its reputation. To be fair, we were blessed by great weather in the lower part of the ravine, and although the wind was 60+ miles an hour up top, we wern't beaten up by the mountain as many others have been...
revised: March 11, 2002