Heading up Tucks
The weather was comfortable for hiking but there weren't many views on the way up. Got a little break in the clouds as we got above treeline on Lion Head.
Tim, Val, Debi and company met up with us here
Me and my best girl!
Clearing didn't last long and we were socked in by the time we got to Lion Head.
Got cold and windy too and everyone started adding layers.
And then off into the clouds...
And finally on top (still in the clouds)
Got a great tour of the OBS from Stacey
And after a nice stay on the summit we got our summit photo with one (or two) of the local celebrities before heading down.
We then ventured back out into the crowds that were now headed down Tucks.
As we got near the top of the ravine the clouds started to clear and the rest of the afternoon was incredible!
The snow arch wasn't quite gone and Jamie got her first taste of snow in July
Jamie had had just about enough by the time we got to HoJo's and we barely saw her the rest of the way down as she got into "Seek the End" mode and flew down the rest of Tucks. We met up with Tim&Val again below HoJo's and hiked most of the way down with them.
The dinner/party was excellent again although some were a bit tired.
Everyone had their eye on Brad's car
which actually turned out to be Brad's car!
And the "king of the fundraising" cleaned up the rest of the big prizes
All in all it was another fantastic year for STP and another great day on Mt Washington. Saturday night was great hanging out with the gang at the Moose Brook shelter (thanks Kevin and Judy) and another excellent day Sunday with the mandatory lunch celebration at Moat and a great evening hanging out by the campfire with Tim & Val. Monday began a new adventure for us - but that's another TR...
Can't wait for STP '10!!!
The rest of the photos are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/mtruman4...eat=directlink