Dont you love it when you ask a question on here and like 'anyone been to Tuckermans??' and someone replies 'yeah.' Obviously the guy wants some info, not just to know if you've been there. damn.
I've been to Tucks many a times. What do you want to know??
There is some really steep shit up there. I've skied all over the headwall and Hillmans Highway. They used to have maps of the ava gullies. If there is enough snow in late winter you can ski off the top of Hillmans where there is a 10-25ft. cornice and 60-65degree slope.
To access Tucks, Drive to Pinkham notch on highway 16, pull into the pinkham notch parking lot after glen ellis falls. Begin the hike on the northwest side of the parking lot behind the visitor center. The Tuckerman Ravine trail. The hike to the base of the ravine is about 2-21/2hrs. Hiking up the gulley, especially in winter is scary. Its only about another 1/2 hr-45min, but its steep and there are lots of big holes hiding under the powder (go with a friend!) You can continue to the summit or drop in here. If there is a good snowpack, you can ski on the Sherburne ski trail to the parking lot.
i hiked up there one time in the spring after skiin wildcat looked sick
the whole mt washington are is soooo sick
i love the smell of napalm in the morning
snow smells good to
uncle jemimas mash liqour it will fuck you up
get in some good shape first because its a 4 mile hike up with all you equip;. Hit it in late april early may. nice bumps on hillmans highway....good chute in left left gully and the face always has a nice 30- 50 drop that time of year. good luck and work those quads and glutes to prepare for the hike up
I had sunny side up und I had sunny side down, und I had sunny all sie vay around! - Rudi Garmisch-hot dog the movie
The hike depends on the season. It could be a warm spring and the trail could be in good condition or if it stays cold, you might need some crampons for the last bit of the hike. It shouldnt last 4 hours...thats a snails pace. Only way it could be 4 hours is if you do the hike up and down (just go early enough to ski all the way down).
ive been kiing at tucks reguarly for 4 years, i am totally in love with riding all of mt. washington. i have the hike to the bowl down to about 1.5 hrs. if u go early, and i mean early like feb.-early april. make sure u know what the hell ur doing. ive been in 4 slides there and two very easily could have killed me. im now level 2 avalanche certified(the same that seth is) and now i know. im up there all the time so if any one wants to hit it up ill do it
kbus1224: i see how it is, ski movie more important than me?
npublicenemy900: no not the whole movie just Iannick B.
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there are a bunch of good tuk's sites,, tuckermans.org as well as others,, the place is just awesome,, very very steep,, what skiis depends on the day,, it could be rock hard or nice and soft,, i skied it this year on a warm day and used my pocket rockets,,