Mt. Washington via Great Gulf and Wamsutta

Trip dates: Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Redliners rejoice! Join us for a challenging but unique trip to Mt. Washington. We'll start the day bright and early as we head up the Great Gulf Trail, known for its steep valley, remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and attractive cascades.

We'll reach Spaulding Lake just in time for lunch before continuing to the summit (weather pending). After spending some time enjoying the summit views, we'll take an unusual descent down the Wamsutta trail before rejoining the Great Gulf. Total distance + elevation: 15.7mi/5,395'

Is this hike for you?
We'll be looking for strong hikers with recent experience with large elevation gains and long distances due to the difficulty of this route. For those of you with a fear of heights please note that the Wamsutta trail is steep at times and has one difficult scramble down a chimney.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
NH
Leader: 
Fred Smith fredsmithhikes@gmail.com
Coleader: 
Brittney Kleinfelter brittneykleinfelter@gmail.com

Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.

Trip location: 
Mt. Washington
Status: 
Open
AMC Destination: 
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
AA2A

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2017-04-19 08:24:18.0
Last updated: 
2017-04-21 12:28:17.597