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Winter hike of Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway

Date and Time

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Location

New Hampshire, White Mountains,
MA United States

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Join us for a winter day hike of Mt Whiteface (4,020 ft) and Mt Passaconaway (4,043 ft) two New Hampshire's 48s. This trip is long, lots of vertical, significant scrambling, with exposure-and the winter weather will bring its own set of challenges! The hike is around 10 miles with elevation gain of 3,750 feet and should take us about 8.5-9 hours, depending on conditions, at a moderate hiking pace between 1.25-1.5 MPH. A well-behaved and well-experienced hiking dog will join us on this trip as well. As the granite slabs of Mt Whiteface are challenging in icy conditions, participants are required to have snowshoes, crampons, and microspikes, and have experience using them. In case of emergency, we ask that all participants bring a mask. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained. 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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Mt Whiteface in winter

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Difficulty

vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.

Co-Leader



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Loves hiking all year round!