Friday, April 21, 2017 5:00PM - Sunday, April 23, 2017 3:00PM
Highland Center at Crawford Notch,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
This weekend is designed for active adult women seeking to learn new outdoor skills and enjoy great hiking among good company in Crawford Notch. Participants will learn essential skills such as: hiking safety including above tree-line, map & compass, Leave No Trace©, camp cooking, and basic first aid skills. Hikes will be moderately challenging, including a potential summit attempt on a nearby peak. This program includes a Saturday evening social hour as well as a featured evening speaker on Saturday. Program Highlights: Participants will learn outdoor skills: oHiking Safety with Spring Considerations (stream crossings, snow, ice, inclement weather) oMap & Compass use oOutdoor cooking equipment and techniques oBasic first aid for the trail (not a certification) oLeave No Trace and land stewardship oNatural history Guided Hike Options Include: oMt. Willard (best view of Crawford Notch) oMt. Avalon (a great hike with a unique view of the Presidentials) oMt. Pierce (4000 footer at the southern end of presidentials, weather and time permitting) Sample Itinerary Friday Check in to the lodge any time after 3pm. 5:00pmMeet & Greet 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Welcome & Orientation to AMC, Spring Considerations for Hiking Safety Saturday AMGuided Hike with basic navigation and map and compass use, Lunch on the trail PMCamp cooking equipment and techniques 5:00pmSocial Hour 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Featured Evening Program: TBD Sunday AMGuided Hike with Basic First Aid for the trail, Lunch on the trail 2:00pmDebrief, farewells
• "All of the guides were professional, attentive, experienced, present and upbeat the entire weekend." Lee, Participant, April 2015 • "It was a great bonding experience." Jill, Participant, April 2015 • "I have a lot more knowledge of many types of hiking, backpacking, etc. All guides are awesome!" Barbara, Participant, April 2015 • "[The highlights were] meeting people with similar interests, and learning about gear and safety." Participant, April 2015
AMC encourages carpooling to its lodges and huts. Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Continue onto Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. 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 to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. 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 Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Crawford Notch: • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.