Saturday, June 3, 2017
Bretton Woods, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We will hike in two teams. A southbound team will follow the classic route from the Appalachia trailhead in Randolph, NH to the Crawford Path trailhead in Bretton Woods. The route includes 10 peaks (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, South Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce), 7 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 20 miles and 8600' of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph). For an additional 2 miles and 400' of elevation gain, there will be the option of including Mt. Jackson, an 8th official 4000 footer. Concurrently, a northbound team will hike from the AT crossing south of Crawford Notch, up to Appalachia. This route includes 12 peaks (those named above in reverse order, plus Mt. Webster), 8 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 24 miles and 9300' of cumulative elevation gain at a fast pace (2+ mph). Paths will cross and car keys will change hands on Mt. Washington. Because of a very early start and late finish, we will offer group lodging options for the nights before and after. Bad weather dates for the hike: Sunday, June 4 or Saturday, June 17.