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WHP Participants ONLY: Welch/Dickey Winter Day Hike (Level 2)

Date and Time

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Location

Welch Dickey,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. This winter day hike is open to all participants in the Winter Hiking and Backpacking Program (WHP), and is especially aimed at beginners of winter hiking . On this 4.4-mile loop hike, you will experience fairly rugged terrain; icy ledges; two summits (Welch and Dickey); a captivating introduction to open, above-tree line travel with 1700 feet of elevation gain; and great views of Mt. Tripyramid and Sandwich Mountain across the valley. This is one of the finest, most popular half-day hikes in the White Mountains, made better still with winter's respite from the crowds. NOTE: You MUST have full crampons for this hike! You can bring microspikes if you wish, but they are NOT a substitute for the required crampons. Snowshoes, and winter (NOT 3-season) boots are also required. However, depending on conditions, snowshoes may (or may not) get left in the cars. While this is a level 2 outing, do not be fooled. In winter, this is a serious hike. Those open ledges are guaranteed to be covered with ice, requiring crampons. And though the high point is only 2700 feet, far shorter than the 4000-footers, a cold wind can cause frostbite at any elevation. Full winter gear is therefore required no matter what the forecast.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $5 member / $5 non-member
*$5/car US Forest Service trailhead parking

Related Link(s):

For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

C3C

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



WHP Trip Coordinator

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WHP Trip Coordinator

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WHP Program Director