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Mount Washington via Huntington’s

We decided to return to our favorite mountains to vacation and hike with little Kasper this summer. Kasper is 14 and a half years old and full of health and energy and loves to hike. She has been hiking the White Mountains every summer with us since she was 6 months old when she submitted her first mountain. She even has a certificate and patch from the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) for summiting the forty eight 4000 footers in NH. We decided to have a basecamp and do day hikes with recovery days for Kasper (and ourselves). We started with our favorite hike up Mt. Washington on the Huntington Ravine trail and down the Tuckerman Ravine trail.  Kasper tore up the trail and hiked most of every trail upwards of 10 miles a day. We put her in our backpack whenever the boulders were too big and when the sun was too hot. Coming down Tuckerman’s we had to put her in our pack because we lost her leash and she was too fast for us to keep up. We were so happy to see her energy!!

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Huntington’s Ravine Trail

Huntington Ravine is a glacial cirque on Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  This is our favorite route to Washington’s Summit.  It has the steepest and highest headwall, crosses a boulder field, ascends a collection of broken rock fragments (scree) at the base of a cliff.  Avalanches, icefalls, and hypothermia have killed climbers in Huntington repeatedly in recent years, and the hiking path is usually not passable until late May or early June.

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