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Outdoor Skills: Winter 4000 Footer Weekend

Date and Time

Friday, January 25, 2019 5:00PM - Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:00PM

Location

AMC Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

Overview

This weekend is designed for active, fit participants interested in summiting some 4000+ foot peaks in Crawford Notch during the winter. Participants may be after the 48 peaks or just interested in some moderately challenging winter hiking in the White Mountains with a group. The program will commence Friday evening with dinner, followed by a welcome session where you will meet and greet other group members and guides, and learn about the hikes being offered that weekend. Our professional guides will cover what to expect during the hike including terrain, trail conditions and weather, hiking safety, a recommended gear list, leave no trace, and more. Additionally, during the hike, guides will point out interesting flora/fauna along the way. The group will attempt to hike at least one 4000 footer on Saturday and one on Sunday, with the possibility to do several. Actual hiking destinations may vary based on weather and trail conditions, but options include: Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Pierce, Mt. Webster, and Mt. Jackson. Also offered on Saturday will be a pre-hike stretching session, a post hike social hour including complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, and a evening program featuring local hikers who have completed the 48 4000 footers. Participants will learn winter outdoor skills: Hiking Safety with Winter Considerations, Tricks for Winter Comfort o Snowshoeing Winter natural history Sample Itinerary Friday Check in to the lodge any time after 3pm. 5:30pm Meet & Greet 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Welcome & Orientation: Discussion of itinerary, Saturday 8:00am 4000 Footer Hike (see highlights above) Trail Lunches 4:30pmFireside Social Hour 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Evening Program Sunday AM4000 Footer Hike or other hike option with lunch on the trail

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $299 member / $329 non-member
*•Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights •All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day •Free use of equipment and clothing from the L.L. Bean Gear Room •Guided programs and activities throughout the weekend with AMC Outdoor Guides

Past participants say...

•"Perfect conditions and extremely good guides." Ashley, Participant, January 2016 •"Great introduction to winter hikes [and] fun camaraderie with other participants. The guides were thoughtful, helpful, and attentive to the needs of the group." Participant, January 2016 •"A very good intro to winter hiking in a wonderful location - The highlight was learning so much about winter hiking and the natural world of the White Mountains." Participant, February 2014


snowshoe

Activities

Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch

Difficulty

Challenging

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Contact


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.