4theforest Tuckerman Ravine hike









The National Forest Foundation, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System, and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.

Through an annual partnership with the National Forest Foundation, the Sum.it For The Forest program has established an opportunity to give back to the resource that provides endless recreation and livelihood. As stewards for the White Mountain National Forest (and all public lands), we aim to protect. preserve, respect and minimize our impact on this invaluable space. Sum.it For The Forest brings together the community, raises needed funds to further the mission and provides an opportunity to educate throughout a shared experience.


Following reconstruction of bridge 2 in 2016, bridge 4 is a similar project. Delays in funding and contract details pushed work on bridge 2 into the winter, and parts of the project will need to be finished in the spring. These are delays that we hope to avoid in 2017. The bridge is of high importance, being the gateway to one of the most iconic places in the Northeast. It presents access to Tuckerman Ravine and the summit of Mt. Washington for hikers, backcountry skiers, rock climbers, ice climbers, mountaineers, and rescue crews. If not repaired, it could present access issues particularly to the snowcat used by rescue crews, which could have consequences for backcountry skiing on Mt. Washington.

The Tuckerman Ravine trail is a moderate 3.1 miles to the base of Tuckerman Ravine. What this trail lacks in miles, it makes up for in tough trail conditions. Much of the trail is quite rocky and requires "rock-hopping" and careful footwork. The trail climbs at a moderate but steady grade (2,400ft) for its entirety. This is an excellent choice for those seeking a moderate hike in the White Mountains and a great introduction to the rugged landscape.


August 19, 2017 at 8:00am - 6pm
Northeast Mountaineering Tuckerman Ravine Hike
1054 Pinkham Notch Rd
Bartlett, NH 03812
United States
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Corey Fitzgerald
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