This Mt Washington hike was for a mother and son. The son wanted it; it was on his to-do list. The mom, being supportive, went along with it making it all happen for her newly minted teenager. On lead for this hike was Redline Guide Howard Aronson. Howard led them both up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, to Crawford Path — which just happens to be the oldest continuously-used hiking trail in the United States — from which they summited the 6288-foot “Rock Pile.” As per the plan, the mother took the train down while Howard and her teen son finished the hike by descending the Jewell Trail. It was big day but both mother and son got done what they planned to get done. Both seemed happy, albeit tired. The day was an awesome one with that rare great weather as the photos will show. Howard reports that they intend to return for more hikes with us so they probably now have the “bug,” as they say. In the meantime, we can begin with this mountain and these memories.