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Snowy Backpacking Adventure on Franconia Ridge

Date and Time

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Sunday, February 11, 2018

Location

Franconia Ridge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us for a snowy backpacking adventure on Franconia Ridge! Nestled in the trees on Mt Liberty, we'll enjoy the sunset, and then be greeted by the warm rays of the sun at dawn! (Weather permitting!) We'll park at the Whitehouse trailhead, and then make our way to Mt Liberty. Not much of a view as we grind our way up to the ridge, covering 3.6 miles and gaining a hard-won 3000 feet of altitude. But, we will be rewarded with the wonderful experience of being above treeline on Mt Liberty (4,459 ft), and possibly also Mt Flume (4,328 feet, adding a 3 mile round-trip, 600 feet of gain). Prerequisites: At least one prior winter backcountry overnight camping trip (low elevation OK). Prior winter ascent of a 4000 footer. Please refer to the link for suggested gear. Sharing gear (tents, stoves) will be facilitated. Let us know if you are missing anything and we'll try to match you up with extra gear. Winter Hiking Program participants that meet the prerequisites are welcome!

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Suggested Gear


Franconia Ridge in Winter

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Lonesome Lake Hut

Difficulty

A3B

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Stephen loves the outdoors, particularly in winter. He started hiking and backpacking as a teen and has not stopped since. He has hiked the NH 4000 footers several times in all seasons, and thru-hiked the AT in 2016. Stephen has led trips for the AMC for many years. He prefers backpacks (multi-day when his schedule allows), and hikes at a relaxed pace.

Co-Leader


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