Happy Friday eve! I'm starting to wonder why you will begin to get sick of me saying that? I'm certainly not tired of it yet (clearly), so I guess until I either get tired of the phrase or someone writes to me then I'll keep using it! I've got 3 more runs left in my 62+ mileage week and an easy 7 on-deck for today (and another long run tomorrow)! I've hiked Mt. Washington (in NH White Mtns) countless times, but the FIRST time I hiked it (or really any big mountain in many, many years) was via the Lions Head Trail.
Mt. Washington (stands at 6, 288') is considered one of the most dangerous mountains in the US and Lions Head Trail is actually one of the more difficult ways to ascend the trail. Now, I'm definitely NOT boasting that I'm a total badass for taking on this trail in my "trail" running sneakers (they had the worst grip on slippery surfaces) with only one pair of socks- I would actually think that I'm completely crazy and totally lucky to be alive.
This trail had some of the most stunning views (definitely do NOT try to descend on this trail unless the trail is completely dry and you're 100% confident in your rock scrambling abilities). I specifically remember a week after we hiked this trail, a man actually died from trying to descend from this exact trail.
We got to the point where it was too difficult to turn around and my sneakers were wet, so regardless to say- I honestly wouldn't recommend hiking this trail to get to the top of Mt. Washington. I really enjoyed Tuckerman's Ravine trail (another option to both ascend & descend the mountain).