|Crystal Cascade - September 2015|
At the base of 6,288' Mt. Washington on the east side is the
Tuckerman Ravine Trail, the most popular hiking trail on the mountain. While
the summit is most often the main objective, it’s not the only reason to
venture up Tux. Approximately 15 minutes up the trail, tucked into the side of
the mountain, is Crystal Cascade. To get there, follow the dirt and rock trail
about .5 miles up before turning left over a wide wooden bridge that crosses
the Cutler River. Just past the bridge and 20 yards to the right is a stone staircase
leading up to an overlook of the beautiful volcanic vent waterfall.
|The Cutler River - May 2015|
There are several spots for viewing the Cutler along the
way, which flows strongly during spring melt and after a good rain.
|Crystal Cascade (still with snow) - May 2015|
The hike is suitable for all ages and skill
levels and a favorite for families with small children. If you’re staying at
Joe Dodge Lodge
or just passing by, it’s well worth the easy ascent. If you're here for a longer hike up to one of the ravines or to the summit, be sure to take a few minutes to stop and enjoy the views.
Call us anytime to check on weather, trail conditions, or for
back country advice! We can be reached at 603-466-2721 from 6:30am to 10:00pm, 7
days a week or by email at email@example.com.
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