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Mt. Washington Via Huntington Ravine Trail
August 1 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Experienced hikers only
Must be comfortable with scrambling and slabs and exposure.Must be able to pull yourself up over rocks if needed.
Moderate pace with steady and safe pace in Ravine. This will be a moderate paced hike. Moderate doesn’t mean slow. Be prepared to hike alone if you wish to hike faster or slower than the group or find a hiking buddy and agree to stick together. This is Not a guided hike
Descent route: TBD
Total Mileage: approximately 10 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet
Ascent: The Ravine has lots of rocks and some bushes. The floor of the ravine is reached about 1.5 miles after the junction. There are some really big boulders here; however the trail is easy enough to follow as there are paint blazes on the rocks. From the boulder field the trail climbs up the talus slope known as the Fan. Depending on the season, this slope can be a snowfield through Memorial Day and after; in this case an ice axe may not be a bad idea. After climbing the Fan (careful of loose rock) the trail turns right and begins traversing a big slab. This is the beginning of the class 3 section. If you are scared of heights or if it is wet it could be pretty unpleasant . In any case, it’s a spectacular section, with the trail gaining altitude very rapidly and offeringstunning views from various rock outcrops. As it approaches the AlpineGarden plateau the trail decreases in angle, and finally joins the Alpine Garden Trail at about 5,600 feet near the top of Central Gully
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