We parked at Pinkham Notch Visitors' Center, and decided to camp at Hermit Lake, near the base of Tuckerman's Ravine. We set off around 5 pm, enjoying the fading daylight as we hiked the 2.4 miles to our campsite.
The next day we planned out a loop to summit Mt. Washington. We scrambled up Boott Spur Trail, over to Lakes of the Clouds, and finally made it to the summit on the Appalachian Trail. We were fortunate with weather: cool and overcast, but no rain. In the evening, during our descent on Lion's Head, the sun broke through the clouds, casting a brilliant gold on the green ridges.