Join the leaders for a 6.4 mile hike to Mt. Liberty - part of the picturesque Franconia Ridge. The route to the summit includes a section of the Appalachian trail and passes the Liberty Springs tent-site. Weather permitting, we will be treated to 360 degree views of the Whites, Vermont and southern Maine from the summit. The climb to Mt. Liberty is rather steep in places and the summit (at 4,459 feet) is exposed. If the group chooses, and conditions permit, we can attempt to travel along the ridge to Mt. Flume (4,328 feet). This adds around 2.5 miles round trip. There is approximately 3300ft elevation gain/loss in the hike to Mt. Liberty. Flume adds 1000ft round trip. Expect to spend the whole day hiking. Considering the milage and elevation gain to Mt. Liberty, it is strongly recommended that you have hiked in the Whites (or similar) with consistent elevation gain prior to this trip
Morgane is a 4-season leader and has been leading trips with the AMC since 2016. She usually does day hikes and hikes at a moderate pace. She is currently working on her NH 4000 footers. She speaks fluent French if you ever want to get some practice on the trail!
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