May 24 allowed me to finally set foot on Mt. Washington. The day remained overcast with a threat of thunder showers, but conditions were OK for a hke. My initial objective was Hermit Lake at the foot of Tuckerman’s Ravine. It’s a comon spring hike for me.
I saw only one other hiker on my solitary spring hike. Hermit Lake shelter was easily reached. I considered continuing up to the actual base of the ravine, but I was met with ice on the trail above the lake. As always I was unwilling to contend with ice, so I turned back. It was a good start.
I paused on the deck at Hermit Lake as a thundershower rolled into the area. It stayed below me in the valley.