WHP Participants ONLY: Crawford and the Giant Stairs (Level 3)

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Trip dates: Saturday, March 14, 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 out-and-back hike will begin near Saco River on the Davis Path, a bridle path built in 1845 and leading straight towards Mt. Washington. But hold your horses, we'll not be summiting Mt. Washington on this trip -- for that, sign up for one of the Above Treeline Workshops! ;) Our goal is to enjoy some terrific wintry mountainscape from two 52-with-a-view (WAV) peaks -- Mt. Crawford (3,119 ft.) with its bare summit, and the Giant Stairs just south of the Stairs Mountain peak (3,463 ft.) for views to the south and east. Mt. Crawford will be our primary objective; if weather and trail conditions are unfavourable, we might forgo the Giant Stairs. The hike covers 9.8 miles, with 3,500 ft. in elevation gain. Expect steep but manageable terrain at times. Duration of the hike will vary depending on trail conditions and ability of our group.

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: 
Mt Crawford, NH
Status: 
Open
AMC Destination: 
Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
A3B

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$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: 
2019-10-15 20:03:46.0
Last updated: 
2019-11-14 08:30:10.733