Friday, February 9, 2018 5:00PM - Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00PM
Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
This program is designed for 3 season hikers interested in getting out in winter and gaining skills to be able to do this on their own. Weekend includes both indoor and outdoor sessions. Program Highlights: •Participants will learn how to prepare for winter hikes •Route planning (terrain considerations, weather considerations, timing) •What to carry (10 essentials plus winter considerations and tips for staying warm) •What to wear (appropriate clothing, layering) •Types of gear (snowshoes, traction, poles) •Hypothermia and Frostbite prevention •Participants will learn basic use of snowshoes, poles, and traction •Participants will learn basic map reading and compass use •Participants will learn about snow shelters •Participants will learn basic winter ecology and wildlife tracking along the way during hikes Sample Itinerary: Friday: Check in and Pre-Trip Meeting Check in to the lodge any time after 3pm. 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Welcome & Orientation to AMC Winter Skills 101 overview Saturday: Our Adventure Begins! 6:30am-8amBuffet breakfast 8:30amGroup Meeting & Pack up AMHow to dress for winter/ hydration and nutrition / PMTraction/ what to use and when Snowshoe Clinic & Snowshoe Hike 5:00pmFireside Social Hour 6:00pm Dinner 8:00pm Featured Evening Program Sunday: Final Adventure and Wrap-Up 6:30am-8amBuffet breakfast 8:30amGroup Meeting & Pack up AMMap and Compass 101 / Half Day Snowshoe Hike, Focus on Navigation 12pmLunch, farewells!
AMC encourages carpooling to its lodges and huts. You can post a rideshare request on our rideshare bulletin board. Address to enter into GPS: Rt. 16, Gorham, NH 03581 (44.256° N, 71.252° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Rt. 104 East (NH Exit 23). 2. Take Rt. 104 East for 8.3 miles. 3. Turn left on Rt. 3 North for 0.9 miles. 4. Turn right onto Rt. 25 East for 22.6 miles to Rt. 16 North. 5. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left side of Rt. 16 approximately 12 miles north of the Glen intersection. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North approximately 90 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West to Rt. 16 North (at North Conway, N.H.). 2. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, on left. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East for 40.1 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 16 North (in Glen, NH). 6. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA) 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Rt. 16 North (in Glen, N.H.). 4. Take Rt. 16 North 20 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge, located on the left. Approximate driving times and mileage to Pinkham • From Boston, 170 miles, three and a half hours. • From Portland, 80 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 350 miles, eight hours. • From Montreal, 225 miles, three hours and forty-five minutes.