Date and Time
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 5:00PM - Friday, August 10, 2018 3:00PM
New Hampshire, Lakes Region,
Registration is required for this activity.
(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)
If you and your family would like to try out backpacking, this program is for you. AMC's guides introduce backpacking skills such as backcountry travel considerations, Leave No Trace ©, map & compass, campsite cooking, and first aid skills to active adults and kids over 8 years of age. The first night is spent at the Highland Center for trip orientation and gear review before setting out for a 3-day, 2-night trip to Ethan Pond perched on the edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness.
•Learn backpacking skills: backcountry travel, LNT, navigation, backcountry cooking, basic first aid, and more.
•Free use of all gear and equipment for backpacking
•Travel through beautiful remote terrain in the White Mountains
Check in to the lodge anytime after 3pm.
5:30pmMeet & Greet
7:30pm Welcome & Orientation: Discussion of itinerary, weather, and gear.
8:00am Prepare to depart for hike. Travel to Trailhead (10 minute drive)
3:00pmApproximate arrival time at the campsite. Setup camp; learn the techniques for tent site selection, setup, camp kitchen setup, cooking, food storage, water purification, and more.
AMAM Opportunities for wildlife observation!
Day hike options: Thoreau Falls or Mt. Willey
PM Prepare dinner
AMAM Breakfast, Break down camp.
9:00amHike out via Ethan Pond Trail. Lunch on the trail.
Van pickup and return to Highland Center for trip debrief and farewells.
AMC Trip Policy
/ $269 non-member
/ $163 non-member
/ $129 non-member
*Rates include lodging, meals, and guided activities.
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