Sandwich Range Traverse Backpacking

Trip dates: Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, September 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a three day, two night backpacking trip as we traverse the Sandwich range, picking up eight "listed" peaks as we go -- North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Whiteface and Passaconaway (4000 footers)), East Sleeper (NE Hundred Highest), and Square Ledge, Paugus and Chocorua (52-With-A-View). Day 1 involves climbing the north slide (steep, open rock slabs) of North Tripyramid and hiking across the Sleepers. On Day 2 we will summit Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway, pass over Square Ledge and camp near the summit of Mt. Paugus. And on Day 3 we'll summit Mt. Chocorua, with glorious 360-degree views, and make our way back to the trailhead. Water may be scarce on the second day, and there is no good source near the camp, so expect to carry surplus on this day. The total trip will be roughly 26.4 miles, about 9450 ft. elevation gain.

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New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Stephen Conlin

Stephen loves the outdoors, particularly in winter. He started hiking and backpacking as a teen and has not stopped since. He has hiked the NH 4000 footers several times in all seasons, and thru-hiked the AT in 2016. Stephen has led trips for the AMC for many years. He prefers backpacks (multi-day when his schedule allows), and hikes at a relaxed pace.

Marcelo Knapik
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Adults (18+)


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Creation date: 
2019-07-15 22:59:17.0
Last updated: 
2019-08-19 22:45:03.25