Beginner Backpacking Weekend on the A/T

Trip dates: Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:00 AM

You like hiking. You like camping. Now you want to combine the two! Join us for a one-way 20 mile backpacking weekend on the Appalachian Trail, from Kinsman Notch to NH 25A. On day 1 we will start with a steep ascent up Mt. Moosilauke (4802'), where we may be rewarded with 360 degree views of the White Mountain National Forest. We will continue on the A/T and spend the night camping along the trail, or at a shelter if available. On day 2 we will make breakfast, clean up camp, and complete our final 10 miles to the car spot.
This is a great opportunity for hikers who want more backpacking experience. Perhaps you have been thinking about backpacking but don't know where to start. Or you have a trip coming up and want to test your equipment on a low-stress 2-day trip. Hikers are expected to have their own hiking gear, cooking kit (bowls, utensils), and sleeping gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad). Hikers are encouraged to bring their own stove, fuel, tents, and water purification systems, if they have them. Participants are responsible for packing their own meals (ie: dehydrated meals, sandwiches, oatmeal, GORP, other high calorie food to sustain you for two days of hiking), and should have a hydration system capable of carrying at least 2L of water. Register at REGI Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2006.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
NH
Leader: 
Bryan Jones
Coleader: 
Carlee Schmidt
Sri Perinkulam
Trip location: 
Mt Moosilauke
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
AA2B

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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$0.00

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: 
2018-05-14 15:00:24.0
Last updated: 
2018-05-14 20:05:51.16