Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mt. Washington

Yesterday Ferenc and I drove up to the Whites to run up Mt. Washington. The weather was perfect. We took the Edmands path up to the Crawford path. This was the toughest climbing of the day. Once we got on the Crawford path it was all ridge running above tree line. It was gorgeous up there. My biggest worry was rolling my ankle from not watching the trail. The views were spectacular! We reached the lake of the clouds hut after 1:13 of running. We stopped for a quick bathroom break then on to the summit of Washington. The trail got very rocky after the hut, but they were large slabs that gave excellent footing. We topped out after 1:38:12 of running. It was my first time on the mountain and at the summit. There was no wind at all and it felt hot. We hung out on top for a while then headed down. It was really fun running down. It took total concentration. We hit the Edmands path and really ran fast in spots. We got down in 1:14:47 for a total time of 2:53:00. What an awesome day! I'm envious that JJ and Tilton live so close. I would love ro come back and spend more time out there. I want to do a Presi traverse soon.


  1. Glad you guys had a good weather day for this. Looked (saw Ferenc's photos) and sounded fun!

  2. saw the photos and it looked like a blast. I did the traverse w/ Bayha 2 years ago this week. We started before daylight, never stopped moving, and just made it at dusk. It was so difficult. My feet were killing me after. I guess if you take 2 days to do it, it won't be so bad. All the stats are posted on FB as a note.

  3. I was thinking about running it in around 5 hours! I find hiking to be too exhausting. Running is so much more efficient! I'll check your stats.