Mount Moosilauke (elev. 4,802 ft) is the westernmost 4,000-footer in the White Mountains. It is known for its spacious summit, with more than 100 acres above tree line, which on a clear day affords panoramic views of the many other 4000-footers in NH, as well as west to the mountains of Vermont and north to Canada. Mt. Moosilauke is the tallest 4000-footer between Franconia Notch and the Connecticut River Valley.
Kick off the summer in style with a classic loop over Mts. Morgan and Percival. We will plan a leisurely-to-moderate pace over these peaks, with plenty of time to drink in the views and explore the summits if the weather cooperates. This 5.5 mile, 1500' elevation gain hike includes ladders, cliffs and caves - participants should be comfortable with some exposure. This is a great opportunity to dust off your gear and start the 2019 season off right. Optional dinner with the group after the hike concludes.
This summer hiking weekend will combine two of the White Mountains' finest hikes with two nights accommodations and meals at the newly rebuilt Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Participants should plan to arrive Friday after dinner. Saturday, we will hike Franconia Ridge (Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette) via an out-and-back on the less traveled Skookumchuck Trail (12.2 miles round trip, 4500' elevation gain). Sunday, we will climb Mt. Moosilauke via the rough terrain of the Beaver Brook Trail, descending along Gorge Brook (6.9 miles, 3100' elevation gain).
We'll be following the Skyline Trail, a stretch of 8 miles that will take 5-6 hours. We'll be going at a moderate pace. It's fairly rugged terrain with many ascents and descents. Because of the mileage and terrain, it is not particularly beginner friendly, so some previous hiking experience is highly encouraged.
I enjoy hiking local and in NH. I'm also currently on the YM committee in charge of SOS postings. Ask me about the Couch to 4K hiking program!
Mount Watatic's short, well-marked and well-maintained trails make it a great destination for hikers just getting back on the trail, new to the sport or those looking for a quick workout or warm up for the season. Standing at 1,832 feet tall in the Wapack Mountain Range, Mt Watatic offers more strenuous hikes than the Middlesex Fells or Blue Hills, but less strenuous than the White Mountains.
Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We will follow the classic route from the Appalachia trailhead in Randolph, NH to the Crawford Path trailhead in Bretton Woods. The route includes 10 peaks (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, South Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce), 7 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 20 miles and 8600' of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph). Late in the hike If time allows, there may be the option of including Mt.
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.
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.
I love to hike and backpack, and lead all kinds of trips from beginner, to extra-long day hikes like a single day presi traverse, to multi-day backpacks and bushwhacks. I even lead trips overseas for the Adventure travel committee. It's all good! I've hiked the 100 Highest peaks in NE, the NH 4000 footers in winter, and hope to someday hike a long trail like the PCT or the AT.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. What better way to kickoff the summer with a hike! We will explore some trails in the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area. We start by making our way up to the top Bald Knob and finish by seeing up to 7 waterfalls.
Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun
Join us for a moderately-paced hike to two peaks in the Belknap Range, Mt. Major (1786') and Straightback Mountain (1890'). Hike through deciduous forest, rock hop across brooks, and scramble on and over challenging boulders. Then, be rewarded by spectacular panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee and amazing views of the southern White Mountains. Plan to hike approximately 5.5 miles.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Join us for a hike over the northern-most NH 4,000 footer! This loop hike will take us on a partial traverse of the Pilot Range, with some beautiful views (if the weather cooperates) and peaks to bag on just about every New England list. This intermediate hike will cover 10.5 miles and 3,200' elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience with hikes of at least 7 miles and 2700' elevation gain in the White Mountains. With that said, we plan a slower-side-of-moderate pace, and this hike could be a good opportunity for newer hikers to stretch themselves.
Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hikers that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon
Mollie has been an active member of the AMC since 2017. She is passionate about providing a safe and supportive hiking environment that allows participants to stretch the boundaries of what they think is possible for themselves. Mollie hikes at a slow-to-moderate pace is working her way through the NH48 and the 52WAV.
Join us for a moderately-paced full-day hike ascending two of the NH 4,000-footers! Our objective is to summit Mt. Hale and Mt. Zealand via a loop hike that will take us past streams, waterfalls, wild blueberries, and (weather permitting) some extraordinary views into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. While this is a moderately-paced hike, it covers over 13 miles and approximately 4,000' elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience with 10+ mile hikes with similar elevation gain, and be prepared to maintain a steady pace and a positive attitude over a long day.