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It has been years, but my legs still burn when I think about the climb. The views are incredible, from the waterfall to the vistas. The crowds are a bit much. It can be windy, rainy, snowing or icy at a moments notice. Be prepared and be careful because this is a dangerous and real mountain. It reminded me more of a fourteen thousand footer.
Parked at AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and crossed the street to pick up the trail. Cool start to trail with the water and the climb up to the ledge looked intimidating but was ok. There were enough flat rocks to step on and climb up.
I started out early around 8:30 am am the day was just beautiful...the hike was great ...it is steep on some parts and at the 3/4 point it is a challenge...I am not sure I would bring young ones as it is a rocky climb but it is hiking after all...definite climb to do again...maybe the next trail for Mount Washington...
Ethan S. on Glen Boulder Trail
Hard trail for a young one, but has lovely scenery at the top. Struggled a bit with the steep points, especially the end where you have to do some near vertical rock climing. The view is great on a day where there are no clouds and all sun. I recommend to hike this trail when the weather outcome is very minimal clouds, so you can get the best viewing experience at the top. TL;DR This trail was hard, but the scenery was great at the end. If you are to hike this trail, I also recommend a light pack with some water, and snacks/lunch.
Ethan S. on Lost Pond Trail
Went on this trail on an overnight with my school. Hiked this trail on the second day when it was raining. Very peaceful when I got to Lost Pond. Had lunch on a flat rock, and the trail was easy to me. I hiked up Glenn Boulder the day before, and it tired me and my legs out. This trail on the other hand was a very easy trail, minimal large slopes, extremely easy to hike even with a large pack on, and is also a great view in the rain.
We did this Wednesday Oct 19. Perfect weather and trail conditions were pretty good too! Detour on Tucks trail before Hermit lake shelters still in effect.
Went up Tucks to summit and down Lion Head trail. Top was blowing sustained 58 mph visibility 1/16 mile. Temp 19 w/wind chill. Auto road and cog still running at that time.
Overall amazing and physically demanding hike! Legs are sore today!
Well, let me tell you, I met the devil today and he was in the form of straight up rock climbing. I def thought this was Pine Mountain Trail and suckered another into pure hell. Read the signs people, this trail is noooooo joke. (I am not at the "hard" level....)