Southern Presidential Traverse

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Trip dates: Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:00 AM

Single day traverse of the NH Southern Presidentials (Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce and Jackson). The total distance of this hike is approximately 16 miles with an elevation gain of 6000 ft. The book time is about 11 hours and could be longer in winter conditions. This is expected to be a small group with all having significant above treeline experience, the fitness and endurance to complete this hike.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
Robert Zoletti

AMC Boston 4 Season Leader. Completed the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers in winter. More than 400 White Mountain 4000' summits, 100+ in winter. Summited Mount Rainier (14410') 2016 and 2017, Mt. Whitney (14505') & Boundary Peak (13147') 2018, Mt Hood (11249') & Kings Peak (13527') 2019.

John Sanford

A 4-season leader for the AMC Boston chapter. 25+ years of winter hiking experience including multiple ascents of NH 4K and lots of above treeline travel. Hiking, mountaineering, and technical climbing in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Colorado, and other parts of the world including Canada, Bolivia, New Zealand, and Mexico. Wilderness first aid certified.

White Mountain Presidential Traverse
AMC Destination: 
Highland Center at Crawford Notch
Trip country: 
Trip difficulty: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Fee includes: 
Lodging Highland Shapleigh Bunkhouse Friday night.
Creation date: 
2019-10-29 17:19:25.0
Last updated: 
2019-11-12 10:00:40.653