WHP Participants ONLY: Welch/Dickey Winter Day Hike (Level 2)

Trip dates: Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.
This winter day hike is open to all participants in the Winter Hiking and Backpacking Program (WHP), and is especially aimed at beginners of winter hiking . On this 4.4-mile loop hike, you will experience fairly rugged terrain; icy ledges; two summits (Welch and Dickey); a captivating introduction to open, above-tree line travel with 1700 feet of elevation gain; and great views of Mt. Tripyramid and Sandwich Mountain across the valley. This is one of the finest, most popular half-day hikes in the White Mountains, made better still with winter's respite from the crowds. NOTE: You MUST have full crampons for this hike! You can bring microspikes if you wish, but they are NOT a substitute for the required crampons. Snowshoes, and winter (NOT 3-season) boots are also required. However, depending on conditions, snowshoes may (or may not) get left in the cars. While this is a level 2 outing, do not be fooled. In winter, this is a serious hike. Those open ledges are guaranteed to be covered with ice, requiring crampons. And though the high point is only 2700 feet, far shorter than the 4000-footers, a cold wind can cause frostbite at any elevation. Full winter gear is therefore required no matter what the forecast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
NH
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

Trip location: 
Welch Dickey
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
C3C

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$5.00
$5.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Fee includes: 
$5/car US Forest Service trailhead parking.

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: 
2019-10-14 15:28:01.0
Last updated: 
2019-11-07 12:27:04.86