Tuckermans is 100% hiking. Sleds aren't allowed.
I break down Tucks into 4 sections. The initial hike up to the Hermit Lake shelters/Ranger Station is a skinning/hiking path with a pitch no more than 20 degrees. It takes about 1 1/2 hours. Next is the lower bowl of Tucks, which takes about 20-30 minutes and takes you into the base of the main bowl. The lower bowl is a hiking path and isn't skinable in April. The main bowl is where everyone skis and takes about 30 minutes to hike to the top. It's got pitches ranging from 35-55 degrees. The last section is the upper snowfield. It's about 25 degrees and goes nearly to the top of Mt Washington.
Depending on snow pack and the time of season, stay away from Lunch Rocks (it's on looker's right in this picture
). Each year that area of the bowl turns into joey central. Sluice and Right Gully are directly above it and huge cravasses form between the Sluice and Lip. It's a prime slide (snow and rock) zone people don't pay attention to.
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