- AMC GUIDED ADVENTURES
- VOLUNTEER LED TRIPS
- BY ACTIVITY
- RESOURCES & TRAINING
- YOUTH PROGRAMS
Friday, June 29, 2018 7:00PM - Monday, July 2, 2018 3:00PM
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Join us for a 3+ day adventure into the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Visit remote waterfalls, rivers and streams. Pass through remnants of the region's logging RR past and visit some of the Pemi's other hidden historic features. Experience the quiet peace of high mountain ponds and wilderness trails. We will cover the basics of instruction in general mountain safety, hiking with a full overnight pack, equipment, proper wilderness campsite selection and setup, cooking, trail finding, map and compass, weather, trip planning, meal prep, and emergency situations. Instruction will be "on the go", with formal sessions at camp. You will receive a packet of information prior to the trip, including a gear and packing list. Friday - We will gather at the Shapleigh Bunkhouse on Friday night, getting acquainted and beginning to distribute gear. Some light snacks will be provided. Saturday - We'll start the day with a hearty, all-you can eat breakfast at the AMC's Highland Center. We'll spend some time packing, and distributing meals and gear. After setting up our car spot, we'll begin hiking via the Ethan Pond Trail. We'll visit Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, and a special airplane crash memorial site off the beaten path. We'll set camp somewhere along Thoreau Falls Trail our first night. Sunday - After breaking camp, we'll hike along the Wilderness Trail towards Stillwater Junction, passing through old logging railroad camps. We'll take the time to explore and take photos. We'll climb up Nancy Pond Trail, arriving at Norcross and Nancy Ponds, two high mountain jewels. Monday - A warm morning beverage on a quiet pond is the perfect way to start the day. We'll hike out via Nancy Ponds Trail, stopping to enjoy the cool mist at Nancy Falls. We'll return to our cars and drive home.