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Mt. Washington via Great Gulf and Wamsutta

Date and Time

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Location

Mt. Washington,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Redliners rejoice! Join us for a challenging but unique trip to Mt. Washington. We'll start the day bright and early as we head up the Great Gulf Trail, known for its steep valley, remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and attractive cascades. We'll reach Spaulding Lake just in time for lunch before continuing to the summit (weather pending). After spending some time enjoying the summit views, we'll take an unusual descent down the Wamsutta trail before rejoining the Great Gulf. Total distance + elevation: 15.7mi/5,395' Is this hike for you? We'll be looking for strong hikers with recent experience with large elevation gains and long distances due to the difficulty of this route. For those of you with a fear of heights please note that the Wamsutta trail is steep at times and has one difficult scramble down a chimney.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free


Summit and weather station, Mt. Washington

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

Difficulty

AA2A

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Co-Leader



Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.