Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Carter Notch Hut,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
Join our volunteer crew based at AMC's Carter Notch Hut. Crew members will spend the week at the hut, working to help maintain trails in the Carter Range near Pinkham Notch. The crew will first meet at the Camp Dodge Volunteer Center for a Sunday morning and a chance to meet each other. Camp Dodge lodging is in a primitive bunkhouse (no heat/electricity) with adjacent bath house.
On Sunday, mid-day, after dividing the food, tools, and group gear, the crew will depart for the 19-Mile trail head and backpack 3.8 miles to Carter Notch Hut carrying all supplies. We will be there during non-peak season, so there may be only a few other visitors, thus allowing for greater peaceful enjoyment of the hut and all it has to offer. Meals will be provided by AMC and prepared as a group with the crew leaders. Participants will have their own bunk and access to the full kitchen and all participants will be expected to chip in to help keep the hut clean during their stay.
On Monday and Thursday, the crew will work on the trails in the area of the hut, building bog bridges, improving drainage, and brushing out the corridor. Wednesday will be a free day for participants to enjoy the scenic wonders of the area, or go for an epic day hike up to Wildcat Ridge. The crew will return on Friday to Camp Dodge to clean-up and have dinner. Friday evening stay and Saturday morning breakfast are included in the program cost.
Please remember to bring warm outer layers, as it can still be cold, wet, and possibly snowy in the mountains in May. The hut has cards, board games, a well-stocked library, and more for you to enjoy while you are on your crew.
Complete registration packets are due 3 weeks prior to start date.