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North Twin and South Twin Mountain Day Hike

Date and Time

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Location

New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

So you've done various warm up hikes already this year and want something more strenuous? Come join Bert and Jim on a quad burner to the tops of North Twin (4,761 ft) and South Twin (4,902 ft)! Some claim it is time to find a new hobby if you don't fall in love with these mountaintops. We'll take the North Twin Trail to access these heights, which follows the pristine waters of the Little River and has one river crossing that should be low enough by then to rock hop - but it is a good idea to bring hiking poles for balance, just in case. The total roundtrip will be around 11.2 miles and roughly 3,700ft of elevation gain, although we may skip South Twin or otherwise shorten the trip if adverse weather or our actual hiking pace dictates that. We'll shoot for a 2mph pace while walking, but after you add in regular stops and a lunch break, you should bring enough extra clothing, food, and drink to be happy outside for a solid 8-9 hours. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, but everyone should bring a mask in case social distancing isn't possible or someone on the trip exhibits symptoms.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Trail Map on Gaia
Nice Description of Hike
Recent Trail Conditions

Click map for driving directions
View of Mt Washington from North Twin Mtn

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Galehead Hut

Difficulty

Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Bert Ruiter has hiked all 48 of the NH 4000 footers, many in multiple seasons, and has hiked and backpacked in the White Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mountains, on the Appalachian Trail, and in the Grand Canyon. He became a co-leader for AMC Boston in May 2018, and a 3-season leader for Hiking/Backpacking and 20s/30s in December 2019.

Leader



Jim Hutchinson has hiked all 48 of the NH 4000 footers, many in winter, and has also done various expedition climbs including Mt Rainier, Denali, and Kilimanjaro. He celebrated his retirement in 2016 by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and now daydreams about trying the Continental Divide Trail someday. He is an AMC Local Hike and Ski Leader and a Hiking/Backpacking co-leader.