A great hike in unusually hot weather.
It was even hot sleeping in the Lakes of the Clouds hut. We spent the first night at the AMC Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch, then hiked to the summit via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail the next day. We got a tour of the observatory quarters and weather station at the summit before heading on to the Lakes of the Clouds hut for the night. On the third day of this short trip we hiked back to Pinkham Notch via the very scenic Boot Spur trail.