View Full Version : Best Time To Plan a Trip to Tuckerman's?
04-06-2000, 12:08 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2000 18:34 EST
submitted by Patrick
I'm organizing a trip to Tuckerman's for a group of students from Concordia University and was wondering if anybody had suggestions on when would be the best time to go and what to do, camp or rent motel rooms. Any suggestions for making this as good a time as possible would be greatly appreciated.
04-25-2000, 06:35 PM
Definately look at going on May 24 weekend (Victoria Day), we went last year at that time, you were able to ski, and the weather was amazing! I have a name of the place that we stayed when we went there, we fit 9 people in it, and it is basically a motel/hostel/appartment. It is called Hiker's Paradise. It is in Gorham, which is about 10 minute drive from the base of the mountain. It usually costs around 12 bucks a night american, but it is worth it.
I agree with erica, victoria weekend is a blast and the weather is good. Actually anytime untill then is good just look for a warm sunny spell on the weather channel. There is a place down the road where we camp for a few days and that has been good because the weather has been good. But I'm considering lodging for a change. Hikers paradise sounds good. See ya.
04-26-2000, 12:20 PM
Go early season (April) for the most snow and less crowds. Possibilities include skiing over the headwall and upper slopes above the ravine. More effort is required to hike up the Tuckerman Ravine trail in the snow (easier with crampons) but you don't sweat it out in the heat on the way up from Pinkham. At the end of the day you may be able to ski out the bowl via the little headwall and down to Pinkham on the Sherburne. More chance of avalanche dangers at this time (generally).
Choose a later time such as end of May for warmer weather, shorts and the party atmosphere at lunch rocks. Best time too if your just going to hike up and watch. Dangers due to crevasses and undermined snow are an issue at this time.
Into June skiing is more limited since the headwall is totally exposed along with the base of the ravine... a fall can be fatal!
My opinions anyways...
04-27-2000, 10:38 PM
Re: Hikers Paradise: I found out that it is only 12 bucks a night per person, and there are shuttles to and from the motel/hostel/appartment....if you want to read more about it go to their website..www.hikersparadise.com
Have a good time!
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