Mt. Washington, NH in October

First week of October my better half and I hope to hike Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.

As a place notorious for bad weather should we anticipate snow close to the summit? Would it be best to pack some removable snow spikes for our boots?



View Reddit by PretzelbasketView Source

3 Comments

  • I think snow there in October is highly likely. I was there in July and the temp was in the mid 40s.

  • We did the Pemi loop which was great but there were a lot of hikers. We did a final day on Mt. Washington but other than that I don’t have much experience there. I am looking forward to going back sometime though.

  • Mt Washington has a web site giving daily and projected forecasts. Check it frequently. Early October, plan for 4 seasons – not a joke. Probably want a bivvy per person and 2 days high energy foods (carbs). Make sure someone has your route plan and a cut-off time for you to call them that you are done. Plan needs all cell numbers, license plate of car, parking location, plannned trail, potential escape points/trails. With this, if NHFG gets called because you didn’t call in, your chance of rescue is better.
    Plan for the worst, and be blessed if you get the best.

leave a reply