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Boott Spur, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington
Pinkham's Grant, NH, Sargent's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Boott Spur Trail
Looking down the Boott Spur Trail

Route: Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Boott Spur Trail, rockhop, (Boott Spur), rockhop, Boott Spur Trail, Davis Path, Camel Trail, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop, (Mt. Monroe), Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, (Mt. Washington), Crawford Path, Southside Trail, Tuckerman Crossover, Tuckerman Ravine Trail

With a very hot day forecasted, I tried to get an early start to beat the heat. Starting on the rocky Tuckerman Ravine Trail, I soon took a left onto the Boott Spur Trail. The trail was generally not that tough (in comparison to other trails on this side), though the footing was rocky in places.

Clearing treeline, the views were hazy but nice. While the temperature was soaring, the wind picked up as I climbed. Reaching the summit of Boott Spur, there were some views, though the fog and the haze minimized them.

After taking the Davis Path for a bit, I turned onto the Camel Trail and worked my way down do the Lakes of the Clouds hut. Arriving on Mt. Monroe, I had hazy views of the Southern Presidentials, while Mt. Washington was still in the fog to the north.

Heading up to Washington, I soon entered the fog. By the time I reached the summit, temperatures felt like the 50s with the wind and moisture - quite a contrast to the 90 degree weather in the valleys.

After some lunch at the cafeteria (very limited menu this year), I turned around and headed back down the Crawford Path, as to avoid the overly rocky upper Tuckerman Ravine Trail. Crossing over to the top of the ravine, I headed down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail (which was surrounded in wildflowers in the ravine proper) and back to the hot weather below.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Boott Spur
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Monroe
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Mt. Washington
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Hike Commenced: 6:36 AM
Parking Elevation: 2,025'
Destination: Boott Spur
Ascent Commenced: 6:37 AM
Summit Reached: 8:41 AM
Time Elapsed: 02:04
Trailhead Elevation: 2,032'
Summit Elevation: 5,500'
Distance: 3.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,568'
Destination: Mt. Monroe
Ascent Commenced: 8:45 AM
Summit Reached: 9:47 AM
Time Elapsed: 01:02
Trailhead Elevation: 5,500'
Summit Elevation: 5,372'
Vertical Gain: 502'
Destination: Mt. Washington
Ascent Commenced: 10:04 AM
Summit Reached: 11:03 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:59
Trailhead Elevation: 5,372'
Summit Elevation: 6,288'
Vertical Gain: 1,301'
Hike Ended: 2:05 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 07:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 5,448'


The Tuckerman Ravine Trail trailhead
The Tuckerman Ravine Trail trailhead

Looking up the Boott Spur Trail
Looking up the Boott Spur Trail

Looking across Tuckerman Ravine from Boott Spur - Click to enlarge
Looking across Tuckerman Ravine from Boott Spur

The Camel Trail on the way to Mt. Monroe
The Camel Trail on the way to Mt. Monroe

Looking at the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Monroe - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Monroe

The Crawford Path on the way to Mt. Washington
The Crawford Path on the way to Mt. Washington

Fog as seen from Mt. Washington - Click to enlarge
Fog as seen from Mt. Washington

Topographic map of Boott Spur, Mt. Monroe, Mt. Washington - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from Jackson to Pinkham Notch. The Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, parking lots, and Tuckerman Ravine Trail trailhead are on the left, shortly before Wildcat Ski Area.

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