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Nature and Arts: Alpine Garden Exploration

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Location

AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




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

Overview

Join us and discover the world of tiny delicate flowers, hardy plants, and remarkable wildlife that survive in a harsh and unpredictable climate. The Presidential Range has some of the most interesting and beautiful alpine plants in America, as well as insects, birds and other wildlife. The Alpine Garden on the shoulder of Mount Washington is considered one of the best places to view this unique ecosystem and explore the spring bloom- our destination on this one day guided tour. We will examine and identify a variety of alpine plants and discuss their adaptations that help them to defy the extreme conditions on Mount Washington. Our day will start with a drive up the historic Mount Washington Auto Road, passing through three ecological zones. We will hike from the Mount Washington Auto Road in the Alpine Garden over moderate 3-4 mile hike on steep, rocky terrain. Package includes, Lunch, instruction, transportation and a copy of AMC's Field Guide to New England Alpine Summits. HIGHLIGHTS: •Exploring a unique ecosystem •Observing alpine plants during the short flowering season •Spending the day with knowledgeable AMC Guides and Volunteers that can identify the alpine plants.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $99 member / $114 non-member
*AMC Guide to Alpine Summits, trail lunch and transportation and fees for Mount Washington Auto Road, instruction by an AMC Outdoor Guide.


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Activities

Hiking
Naturalist

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



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