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South Kinsman from the original Kinsman Notch

Date and Time

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Location

Kinsman Mountain (South Peak),
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us on the cusp of astronomical winter for a journey along a much less traveled and rustic trail known as Reel Brook to the original Kinsman Notch, then on to South Kinsman. We will traverse past the Eliza Brook AT shelter, along cascades and frigid pools, across frozen bogs, and into challenging ascents up to South Kinsman. We will return the way we came. South Kinsman is the highest peak on the Kinsman Ridge Trail and the 3.4 miles from the original Kinsman Notch at Reel Brook Trail contains some of the most diverse and challenging terrain of the Ridge with many ups and downs, water crossings, a rough and scenic trail along the Eliza Brook, boulder scrambles, and steep rocky sections. The bog and log bridges around Harrington Pond is a unique and typically wet feature along the route, where we will get a nice preview of the rugged shoulder of South Kinsman that lies ahead for us to ascend. This will be a long and rewarding day. Participants should plan for trekking 10+ hours to cover 13 miles and achieve 3,600' of elevation gain. Winter hiking experience with similar distance and elevation, micro-spikes, and snow shoes required. AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance, but you may be asked to provide proof of compliance. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly. 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.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

Cost

Free

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Kinsman Ridge from the West

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Difficulty

Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader


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Experienced 4 season AMC hiking leader, has led over 30 AMC hikes.

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