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In the heart of Red Sox Nation are the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The crown jewel of the mountain range is Mt. Washington standing at 6,288ft. Mt. Washington is no joke recording the worlds second-highest surface wind speed on April 12, 1934. The wind on that day was officially recorded at 231 mph. Carved into this windswept mountain is some of the east coast’s most extreme terrain. Tuckerman Ravine’s Headwall is one of the few places east of the Mississippi that have active avalanche paths.
Todays Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines.
4/15/11 – All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Mount Washington Avalanche Center: READ FULL REPORT
“Perched on the southeastern side of Mt. Washington is Tuckerman Ravine, a glacial cirque, small by the standards of higher mountains, that has an outsized reputation in the ski world. Attracting notice when skiing was young for the prodigious depths of its snowfields formed when winter winds sweep volumes of snow off the alpine lawns of Mt. Washington and funnel great accumulations into this cirque, Tuckerman Ravine would became a springtime mecca to skiers seeking to extend the ski season, and in the process would become the birthplace of what is today called extreme skiing.” Recreational History of Tuckerman Ravine
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Springtime in Tuckerman’s is a mix of backcountry skiing and libation. This place is so rad that it has its own Brewing Company named after it! Tuckermanbrewing.com
New Hampshire is a interesting place to begin with.
- The first potato planted in the United States.
- Levi Hutchins of Concord invented the first alarm clock in 1787.
- Cannon Aerial Tramway is the first aerial passenger tramway in North America. 1938.
- The first free public library in the United States
This is what spring skiing at Tuckermans is all about. People go for it, eating Sh*t and loving it!
And you need to watch this one. Gets good at around :40 – make sure you have the volume up. She was OK with just a bruised elbow.