Zeus on Mt. Washington.
Mt. Washington is the highest point in New England at elevation 6288 feet. We took Tuckerman's Ravine and Lion's Head to the summit. This was taken on September 16, 2013 and this mountain is known for its unpredictable weather. There was light rain at the start and the temperature was mild around 60 degrees. As we climbed over Lion's Head which was vertical wall with good a ladder and good footing, the rain dissipated and temperatures started to decline. As we reach the alpine forest for protection from the wind and cold, we started to layer up with hats, fleece and gloves. We got to the summit, the wind picked up and reveal mother nature's beautiful vistas as seen in this photo.
Our story goes, we started late and we were thinking of taking the van down but the roads were closed due to the cold temperature and icing of the road from the rain earlier. Besides the wet slick rocks, we also wanted get down the mountain before sunset which you will see our journey in the next few photos. It was exciting to hike in various condition and completing the challenge of bagging Old Man Washington!