Join us for an out-and-back hike up Galehead, South Twin, and North Twin mountains - three 4000-footers. Look forward to spectacular views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and surrounding mountains. We'll hike from Rt.3 to the Gale River Trailhead, and then use that trail to access connecting trails to the Twins and Galehead. We will hike approximately 17 miles, and gain about 4400 feet of elevation. Expect to start and end by headlamp, hiking at a steady pace with few breaks. If the weather turns out not to be suitable for this plan, the leaders will select an alternative route or an alternative hike.
Winter above-treeline experience and full winter gear required, including appropriate winter boots and crampons, snowshoes, and microspikes (we'll decide at the trailhead what traction to carry). See recommendations at hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf and ask a leader/co-leader if you have any questions. Participants may be asked at the trailhead to carry some group gear.
Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.
Eliot Levine is a Berkshire Chapter trip leader who has completed the NH 4000-footers and is now climbing them in winter, and the Adirondack 46ers in the other three seasons.