A Tuckerman Ravine Guide (for noobs)? - Page 2

AlpineZone

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 32
  1. #11
    Danger is all around there. I remember the runout below the bowl having a single pole marking the end of the trail where the snow was undermined by a torrent of water. I'm not sure I would have been able to stop had I been going full speed. It was a complete death trap.

    So be aware that many hazards are NOT marked or minimally marked.

  2. #12
    Where are the best weather reports for the area? Should I just look at weather for Wildcat and go off of that? Judging by that, Sunday might be a good day. The Mt. Washington Avalanche Center reports include weather, but only for the current day and reports are posted around 7 AM it looks like when I'd be leaving home much earlier than 7. I'd probably shoot to start hiking up to the ravine by around 7.

    EDIT - never mind, found this page on the Mt. Washington Avalanche Center site:
    http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchec...ation/weather/
    2014 - 2015 Season: 16 days
    2015 - 2016 Season: 24 days
    2016 - 2017 Season: 33 days
    2017 - 2018 Season: 35 days
    2018 - 2019 Season: baby = hoping for... some? days...

  3. #13
    thetrailboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NEK by Birth; Alta/Snowbird by Choice
    Posts
    27,401
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    Where are the best weather reports for the area? Should I just look at weather for Wildcat and go off of that? Judging by that, Sunday might be a good day. The Mt. Washington Avalanche Center reports include weather, but only for the current day and reports are posted around 7 AM it looks like when I'd be leaving home much earlier than 7. I'd probably shoot to start hiking up to the ravine by around 7.

    EDIT - never mind, found this page on the Mt. Washington Avalanche Center site:
    http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchec...ation/weather/
    Mount Washington Observatory gives great forecasts.
    Live, Ski, or Die!


  4. #14
    Abubob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Alexandria, NH
    Posts
    3,002
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    Where are the best weather reports for the area? Should I just look at weather for Wildcat and go off of that? Judging by that, Sunday might be a good day. The Mt. Washington Avalanche Center reports include weather, but only for the current day and reports are posted around 7 AM it looks like when I'd be leaving home much earlier than 7. I'd probably shoot to start hiking up to the ravine by around 7.

    EDIT - never mind, found this page on the Mt. Washington Avalanche Center site:
    http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchec...ation/weather/

    Best site for weather: https://www.mountwashington.org/expe...n-weather.aspx


    Still reigning champ for Tuckerman's info: http://timefortuckerman.com/ ; http://www.timefortuckerman.com/forums/

    "Happiness equals reality minus expectations." Tommy Magliozzi

  5. #15
    Smellytele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Right where I want to be
    Posts
    6,835
    You are being cautious and I understand but it is a 3-3:30 hr hike to the top of the bowl plus 20 minutes per run down. If you do another run it is 30-45 minutes back up. Then if you can ski out it is 45 minutes down or an hour or so hike if you can't. The later in the year you go the more danger there can be with cervices and ice fall. Cervices were starting to form on the lip and under the cliffs across the face last week. I usually try to pick a day the is mostly sunny to go. It isn't much fun when it is a frozen mess but that said if it is too warm then things get too wet cement like. I have hiked up before and only skied below the cliff lines and sometimes not at all. Each day is different up there and you have to play it by ear. Hillman's highway is also a nice option and the longest run but not technically in the bowl. the more I sit here and think about it I have done it so many times (25-30 times) there are things I take for granted that someone who hasn't done it wouldn't know.
    2010/11 - 30days 2011/12 - 29days 2012/13 - 40 days 2013/14 - 39 days 2014/15 - 42 days
    2015/2016 -27 days 2016/17 - 51 days 2017/18 - 57 days

  6. #16
    Smellytele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Right where I want to be
    Posts
    6,835
    Quote Originally Posted by Abubob View Post
    t4t seems to be lacking lately. I know they had an issue with posting earlier this year and may still.
    2010/11 - 30days 2011/12 - 29days 2012/13 - 40 days 2013/14 - 39 days 2014/15 - 42 days
    2015/2016 -27 days 2016/17 - 51 days 2017/18 - 57 days

  7. #17
    Abubob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Alexandria, NH
    Posts
    3,002
    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    t4t seems to be lacking lately. I know they had an issue with posting earlier this year and may still.
    It seems to be updated. I have to admit I haven't been to the site since 2014.

    A recent post:
    http://www.timefortuckerman.com/foru...2017-db-and-mb
    "Happiness equals reality minus expectations." Tommy Magliozzi

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Abubob View Post
    It seems to be updated. I have to admit I haven't been to the site since 2014.

    A recent post:
    http://www.timefortuckerman.com/foru...2017-db-and-mb
    I dont like the new site , old one was better but I think all the info is still there . Seems like traffic dropped off around the time it changed .
    "Make Greenland Green again"

  9. #19


    Get there really early ,my last trip got one of the last parking spaces in the lot at 6:45 am.
    "Make Greenland Green again"

  10. #20
    Rowsdower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Upper Bucks/Lehigh Valley, PA
    Posts
    745
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    These two posts are what has me worried about not having a pack I can strap my board to...
    It also has me wondering if I should use my smaller 163 instead of the 169, but I don't think 6 cm is going to make much difference in terms of being a sail in the wind.

    I'd also rather not slip and slide all the way to the bottom while climbing up, that sounds like it would suck.
    If you don't mind me asking, but whats your height/weight? 169 seems too big for me. I'm 6ft 135lbs and ride a 156 K2 Raygun, normal width, in powder/all mountain and haven't had any issues in all types of conditions. Newer boards you can ride several centimeters shorter than you could 10-15 years ago. Plus this time of year you aren't gonna need a super long board for corn snow. The extra weight won't be welcome on the hike either.

    Also, grab a pack! Seriously, its worth the investment and you can get a decent day-pack for under $100 online. Not just for carrying your board but you can strap on collapsable poles on the way down.

    As far as snowboarders not ripping Tucks as much, I have to agree. There are way too few snowboarders willing to take on difficult and variable conditions and terrain like Tuckerman's. You can definitely do it though, it just requires stamina and good technical skill. Know when/where to make your turns. Know how to absorb bumpy terrain, and get used to making quick turns! You basically have to hop from edge to edge but if your legs can handle it you can definitely rip it!
    Dude.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:33 AM.