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Old Apr 17, 2015, 9:55 AM   #1
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Default Spring hike up Mount Washington

I've been fighting a nasty cold, but on Thursday it was supposed to be one of the best weather days of the year, so I decided to do the hike up Mt. Washington (~6300 ft). The weather was really mild, and you could wear a t-shirt at the top. But there wasn't a cloud in the sky, which made the light really challenging. Unfortunately, most of these are taken around noon-3 pm, and there is a lot of glare you have to deal with. I hiked up one of the ravine trails, and then down on the tracks of the cog railway, which doesn't operate at this time of year.










Here is a shot of the mountain on my way out.

I believe Ramcwan took this same shot in the fall.
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Old Apr 17, 2015, 12:09 PM   #2
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I hiked Mt. Washington about 20 years ago and loved it! I took us 2 1/4 hours to go to the top ... and about 4 hours to go down (a couple of my legs muscles ... just gave up half way...).

I really like shot # 2 !

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That is a VERY quick time up.
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What a glorious weather day, and the blues are spectacular. The red of the roof on the resort is particularly intense.....I like it.
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What a glorious weather day, and the blues are spectacular. The red of the roof on the resort is particularly intense.....I like it.
I agree. Crisp blues in the mountain air, the compositions are spot on, and the red roof practically jumps off the monitor. Well done.
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Number 2 for me, this image has great depth and you have retained detail in the snow, I think the last one would make a great pano.
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Nice series and good shots, certainly is bright and glare prone up there. I really like the perspective on #4 with the tracks leading the eye downward and really emphasizing the steepness.

I haven't hiked that side of the mountain, having done the Tuckerman's ravine trail and then up over the top of right gully to the upper cone and snow fields, I am following the Mount Washington Snow Ranger on Flickr and it looks like there was a good crowd in the ravine for the nice day.

Thanks for sharing
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Nice series and good shots, certainly is bright and glare prone up there. I really like the perspective on #4 with the tracks leading the eye downward and really emphasizing the steepness.

I haven't hiked that side of the mountain, having done the Tuckerman's ravine trail and then up over the top of right gully to the upper cone and snow fields, I am following the Mount Washington Snow Ranger on Flickr and it looks like there was a good crowd in the ravine for the nice day.

Thanks for sharing
I went back to your Flickr page to find the shot you did of the range and Mount Washington Resort in the fall and noticed your shot is from higher up. Is there a trail that you took to get there? I simply took the last shot from the roadside scenic area.
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I went back to your Flickr page to find the shot you did of the range and Mount Washington Resort in the fall and noticed your shot is from higher up. Is there a trail that you took to get there? I simply took the last shot from the roadside scenic area.
I was doing a tree canopy zipline at bretton woods ski area visible in your shot #4
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Number 2 for me, this image has great depth and you have retained detail in the snow, I think the last one would make a great pano.
I agree . Great shots and No two for me
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