Looking out over frozen, snow covered Hermit Lake, the headwall and surrounding mountains of Tuckerman Ravine glow in the pink alpenglow as the first rays of the sun hit the snow covered slopes. In the foreground is the weathered cedar fence on the shore of the small lake.

Join me on a predawn hike where we’ll hope to capture the warm pink of alpenglow on the headwall of the magnificent Tuckerman Ravine, one of the most breathtaking natural features on the shoulders of Mt. Washington.

We’ll start our adventure at about 2:30 a.m. at the start of the Tuckerman Ravine trail(don’t forget your headlamp), located behind the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.

The first leg of the trail runs 2.4 miles to the Hermit Lake shelter(the view above is just behind the shelter). From there the trail narrows and becomes moderately steep in places as we continue climbing for another approximately 30-40 minutes to the floor of the Ravine.

Standing dressed in my bright red winter hikng shell, in the vast bowl of Tuckerman Ravine, I'm dwarfed by the surrounding wall of snow.


This single day workshop is for experienced winter hikers only! While the hike into the Ravine is relatively moderate the weather can be unpredictable and extreme, requiring the appropriate gear. This includes proper clothing layers, winter boots, and traction aids such as snowshoes or Microspikes.

This is NOT for the first time winter hiker! Message me  with questions or for further details.

Cost ~ $125 Limit 4.

Tracey, Adam, And The Weather In Tuckerman Ravine
The weather in the Ravine doesn’t always play nice…
Spring Crowds, Tuckerman Ravine
…but when it does, and the skiers start to arrive, it’s like a party.

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