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SHP: Cannon Mountain (Level 2)

Date and Time

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Location

Franconia, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. We will hike up Cannon Mountain (4080'), one of a limited number of 4000' White Mountain peaks that offer a 360-degree view. In Cannon's case, the centerpiece of the view is the spectacular Franconia range. The route up entails a few steep, rocky stretches and a sweep of exposed above tree line terrain on which to test your skills. There are some great views along the way, including the vista from the top of Cannon's famous cliff face, home of the former Old Man -- and as on only one other peak in the Whites, we will enjoy the services of a great summit lodge in addition to the views. The hike will comprise 4.2 miles round trip, with 2200' of elevation gain at a moderate pace. 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

Related Link(s):

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Click map for driving directions
Looking at Franconia Ridge from top of Cannon's cliff

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Lonesome Lake Hut

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


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Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

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