PDA

View Full Version : Huntington Ravine Floor



^MtnMike^
05-15-2004, 09:04 PM
Would it be safe to venture into the floor of the ravine now (i.e. below the fan). Is there still a lot of snow? Avalanche danger?

I'd like to make a day hike of this in the coming days (Pinkham Notch to ravine floor and back) to get some photos, but I wasn't sure if it was safe.

Thanks,
^MtnMike^

Ridgerunner
05-16-2004, 06:18 AM
There is probably very little snow left there, if any. I last climbed in Huntington on April 16 and the snow was fading fast. Look here (http://www.civil.usherbrooke.ca/hydro/Clubs/Ice/Glace.htm) to get the picture of what it was like 1 month ago.

Mohamed Ellozy
05-16-2004, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by ^MtnMike^
Would it be safe to venture into the floor of the ravine now (i.e. below the fan). Is there still a lot of snow? Avalanche danger? At this time of year the main danger is not avalanches but ice fall (http://www.mountwashington.org/avalanche/index.html).

Ridgerunner
05-16-2004, 06:53 AM
but if you stick, like you said, to the floor of the ravine (say, the area around the huge boulders at the bottom, below the fan), I doubt that falling ice can reach you. There is probably some ice left in Pinacle gully but that is probably it.

Quietman
05-17-2004, 12:54 PM
Here's a view of the Ravines from the top of Wildcat
Wildcat cam (http://www.mountwashington.org/cam/ravines/index.php#)
Looks like Huntington is pretty bare.

^MtnMike^
05-17-2004, 02:51 PM
Thanks for the info!
Looks like I'll be heading up soon.
I'll be sure to be wary of any remaining ice.

Thanks again,
^MtnMike^