Sunday, December 31, 2017
Lonesome Lake Hut,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
*NOTE: This hike is being offered in conjunction with the New Year's Eve Lonesome Lake Hut event. It is not required that you participate in this event to participate in the hike, but be aware that the hike will be leaving from Lonesome Lake Hut, and you will need to plan to add the extra hike time and mileage to the hut if you are not staying there. You can find more information on the weekend-long event here: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/99547 Here's your chance to bag 2 Winter 4000 footers! We will hike North and South Kinsman starting from Lonesome Lake Hut, via the Fishin' Jimmy and Kinsman Ridge trails. This is an out and back trip, and is mostly in the woods until approaching South Kinsman, with a breathtaking view of Franconia Ridge near North Kinsman, South Kinsman is completely exposed affording sweeping views on a clear day. This trip is 7.2 miles round trip from the hut (9.7 miles from Lafayette campground), with ~2,550 ft elevation gain (~3,550 ft from Lafayette campground). Recent winter hiking experience with similar mileage and elevation gain, and appropriate winter hiking gear required for this event. This hike is listed as "Young Members - 20's & 30's) but is open to ALL. Limit 8 participants and 2 leaders.