Sunday, July 8, 2018 6:00PM - Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:00PM
Joe Dodge Lodge / Lakes of the Clouds/ Mizpah Springs,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)
Hike iconic trails, take in breathtaking views, and reconnect with loved ones. Our Family Adventure: Hut to Hut Hiking trips are all-inclusive multi-day experiences that offer all meals plus lodging at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge and two of our unique backcountry huts. Long Web Description: Hike iconic trails, take in breathtaking views, and reconnect with loved ones. Our Family Adventure: Hut to Hut Hiking trips are all-inclusive multi-day experiences that offer all meals plus lodging at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge and two of our unique backcountry huts. Taking advantage of the Mount Washington Auto Road, we will be dropped off at treeline and hike to Lakes of the Clouds Hut. The next day we traverse the southern Presidential Range to Mizpah Spring Hut giving us ample opportunity to explore the ridge and the world above treeline. We will examine the exquisite alpine flowers, discuss alpine adaptations, and compare alpine plant communities. Share this unique, bonding experience with your family. Activities are designed for families with children 9 and up. ITINERARY: Day 1 : Meet for dinner and pre-trip orientation in the beautiful White Mountains. We meet at the AMC Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch. Please arrive anytime between 3pm and 5pm to check in and get comfortable. For those who would like to get out before dinner, lodge staff can recommend short hikes in the area. Meet your Guides in the dining room for a 6 pm dinner, and review of the trip itinerary, gear needs and other important information. We'll overnight in the lodge. Dinner included. Day 2: We'll drive up the infamous Mount Washington Auto Road to the Alpine Garden Trail. The Eastern shoulder of Mountain Washington is host to amazing and unique alpine plant communities. We'll spend the day hiking to Lakes of the Clouds hut, discussing the plants and animals that live about the trees. 3.0 miles with 800 ft. elevation gain. We'll have dinner and spend the night at the hut. A summit of Mount Washington may be possible, depending on the weather, and ability of the group. Day three: We'll wake up and have a hearty, home cooked breakfast. This day is almost exclusively above tree line and travels along the oldest maintained hiking trail in the United States, the Crawford Path. Weather permitting, we'll hike over Mt. Monroe, Mt. Franklin, Mt. Eisenhower, and last but not least, Mt. Pierce (with an alternate route around the summits in inclement weather). We'll enjoy the abundance of rare alpine plants and flowers as the Crawford Path follows the ridgeline until finally descending below treeline to Mizpah Spring Hut, our home for the night. We'll have lunch on the trail and dinner at the hut. 5.1
Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Mizpah Spring Hut
Joe Dodge Lodge
AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.