11 minutes ago
Minutes after sunrise Wednesday.
Join the Mount Washington Observatory staff this Thursday, June 20 at the Shannon Door Pub in support of our annual fundraiser Seek the Peak (SeekthePeak.org). From 4pm-1030pm, $1 of every pizza sold will go towards Seek the Peak, our non-profits largest annual fundraiser. There will also be live music starting at 7pm and a raffle to win some great items. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
7 hours ago
Viewing the Green Mountains (VT) from the White Mountains (NH) at sunset Tuesday.
The Observatory's largest fundraiser of the year, Seek the Peak, is just over a month away. Thank you to everyone who's already donated this years pool of hikers. There is still time to register, hike, raise funds, donate, etc, just head over to seekthepeak.org so you don't miss out. ... See MoreSee Less
What a spectacular pic!!
What's the farthest mountain peak you can see from the summit??
2 days ago
TRAIL UPDATE JUNE 17
Cathedral Trail is now open.
Trails remaining closed:
Saddle - CLOSED for resource protection, unlikely to open before first week in July. After (if) snow melts, we will still need to wait until trail dries and stabilizes.
Dudley - CLOSED for season (re-route)
East Lookout Horse Mtn. - CLOSED until peregrine chicks fledge ... See MoreSee Less
Baxter State Park Any chance the Tote Rd will be completely open by Sat. June 22?
Thanks for keeping the park in great shape.
That saddle trail will never be stable near the top.
Heather Robinson and Aaron Friedman, I know you've been waiting for this! See the top item!
Too late, Hamelin made yesterday...
3 days ago
SCHEDULED OPENINGS FOR MONDAY JUNE 17
Katahdin Trails scheduled to OPEN JUNE 17:
Katahdin Trails opened on June 15:
Hunt (and Owl)
*There are two large sections that are covered in snow, including a 4’ snow drift at Basin Pond. These areas have been flagged with orange flagging to mark the trail. 'Post holing' is highly likely. Be prepared and use caution.
Be prepared for wet conditions on all park trails, and pockets of snow on Katahdin trails. When encountering snow, mud, or standing water do not go off trail or around - go through. It is part of your responsibility as a hiker to maintain and sustain our trail system.
Katahdin Trails to remain CLOSED:
Cathedral - CLOSED
Saddle - CLOSED**
**The section from Northwest Basin Trail to Baxter Peak will be open.
Dudley - CLOSED
Trails remaining CLOSED are shown in RED on map below.
East Lookout Trail (on Horse Mtn) - CLOSED (to protect nesting peregrine falcons)
All trails not listed above are OPEN. ... See MoreSee Less
Baxter State Park if a season gate pass was purchased online does it get mailed or printed online? Thank you for the trail updates
Fantastic, hiking on Saturday!
Baxter State Park website still posts Knife Edge and others closed... I hope this FB is right!
These schematics you're posting this year are AWEsome!
Baxter State Park, when do you think you'll have another update about the snow on Chimney Pond? Eyeing it for Friday or Saturday...Thank you for the updates.
Amy Cates Morgan Cates
Opened up knife edge the day before I get there!! Love ya guys!
Not trail related but was wondering what the black fly status is. Bad or tolerable?
Lee Kraemer Hanscom
Nice to see North Peaks trail open
I'm sorry did you say a 4 FOOT SNOW DRIFT. STILL?!
Meghan Drysdale Knifes Edge is open!
Douglas Brandon lets go
Andrew Kamakas Knife Edge opens June 17. :)
Craig Eaton Kenneth Thompson Jim Crowley Helon Taylor is open!
We're psyched to announce the latest winner of our Instagram contest is @kailanihenderson0! What an awesome video of these two having fun on the walls!!
Are you wondering how you can enter to WIN A FREE DAY PASS? Just tag #petracliffs on your posts (climbing related or otherwise) and you'll automatically be entered to win. We pick a new winner on the 1st & 15th of each month and there is no limit to how many times you can enter, so get tagging! #winner #photocontest #freeclimbing ... See MoreSee Less
North East Ice shared a post.
4 days ago
June Ice!Freezing rain has been falling on Mt Washington this afternoon, resulting in upwards of 3" of glaze ice on the top of our tower. Not your typical June day, even for us here on the summit! ... See MoreSee Less
Mountaineer Keene Valley is at Mount Rainier National Park.
1 week ago
A few of the shop guys kickin it on the top of Mount Rainier during a "up and over" ascent of the Kautz Route (9,500' gain, AI 2-3, moderate snow) and down the Ingraham Direct on June 1. The boys reported unseasonably warm temps, climbed near perfect neve ice at 2:00am and arrived near the summit for sunrise. Not a bad day up and over the beast with the #mountaineerbandana in hand! @ Mount Rainier National Park ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
It's happening again, the Mountaineer Keene Valley annual Local's Only Sale just down the street from the main shop (Garage Sale)! 40% off everything and the garage is loaded! June 13th (Thursday) 3:00-7:00 pm. We've got everything from ice climbing gloves, kids puffy's, soft shell pants, rain jackets, casual wear, hard shell jackets, trucker hats, base layers and MORE! Tag your friends and share this post so the local crew can get their killer deals!
Whiteface Whiteface Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol, Matt Levenson, Matthew Horner Kevin B. MacKenzie, Gwen McGiver Justin McGiver Jamie West McGiver Bill Schneider Melissa Orzechowski Robbi Mecus Rob Belensky Melinda Scoppa Frazer Sara Roth Tom Palen Jen Kazmierczak, Adirondack Rock & River Guide Service Bobby O'connor Brendan Wiltse Sarah Keyes Matt Oakes Allison Rooney Emily Schwartz Bill Dodd Aaron Dewey Adam Crofoot Christina Natal Russ Cook Brian Mann Old Mountain Coffee Company Sophie McClelland Samantha Stytzer Nicholas Orton Bradley Blackway Ian Osteyee The Bark Eater Barkeater Trails Alliance Shyloah Nilsen Osteyee Village of Saranac Lake Lake Placid, New York, Jill Schweizer Ulrich Jaryn DeShane Kevin Shaw Ken Kalil Sean Platt Nick Arndt ... See MoreSee Less
I see since I moved to Vermont I no longer get tagged in this ☹️
2 weeks ago
Climb for free with a guide for a day!
Tuesday June 11, 2019
We are looking for six people to participate in day of rock climbing in the Gunks, free of charge* for day two of the final assessment days.
The day will consist of beginner to low-intermediate climbing with a guide candidate on routes from 5.2 to 5.7 under the supervision of an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor and Rock Guide.
To enroll please use:
alpine-endeavors.pike13.com/courses/3116 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Help preserve alpine vegetation: If you use the Mt. Washington Auto Road to access backcountry ski terrain this spring, please realize that you are heading up to one of the most fragile alpine areas on the east coast. You can help preserve this unique habitat by how you park your vehicle and how you access the ski routes.
Please park only in the recognized parking lots and not along the sides of the road. If the smaller parking areas near the top are full, you should continue to the summit parking lots.
Help protect the fragile plants of the alpine zone landscape. Stay on a trail or step carefully from rock to rock, avoiding any plants, shrubs or grasses.
Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
There is to be NO SLACKING regarding respecting the environment.
Thank you for posting the reminder
Hi, if you had to guess, how will the ravine and snowfields be doing for sliding and gliding in about a week? Well be coming from Philly so it’s not exactly a short trip, but I don’t want to miss a year and schedules + the weather have not yet cooperated to get me up there in 2019
4 weeks ago
The John Sherburne Ski Trail is now fully closed for the season, after a good long run. #changingseasons #tuckermanravine #tuckermansravine #mountwashington #springskiing #mwac ... See MoreSee Less
Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash shared a post.
1 month ago
Some good news for those of us who enjoy Rock season in Smuggs! 😁Well, it's official:
Scenic VT-108 "The Notch" is OPEN for the season. ... See MoreSee Less
Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest is feeling fantastic.
4 months ago
A Big Thank You 🤩 to our awesome sponsors for stepping it up once again this year! We took more people out on clinics, hosted a record number of guest guides and got to hear awesome climbing stories all because of their support!!! We love having lots of these folks back every year as part of our extended Ice Fest family. Thanks for all you do!!
We'll keep rolling out images and stoke from the 2019 season... plenty of time left this season for #iceicebaby 👊 ... See MoreSee Less
What a great event! I look forward to next year.
4 months ago
We miss you guys already, can we do it all again next weekend?! 🤣🤘🏻 We can’t wait for 2020! Mark your calendars: Jan. 31st-Feb 2nd, 2020! And keep the photos coming, we love em’! ... See MoreSee Less
So much fun!