Family Foliage Weekend Fun in the Whites: Highland Center and Mizpah Springs Hut

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Trip dates: Friday, October 2, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:00 AM

Spend the weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire enjoying the foliage, hiking two 4000 footers, and eating well. The first night will be spent at the AMC's premier lodge, the Highland Center in Crawford Notch. After breakfast we will hear up to the Mizpah Springs Hut, which is nestled in a col between two 4,000-foot peaks. Mizpah Spring Hut is just a short distance from the fabled Crawford Path. The trail is 2.6 miles to the hut, with a gradual elevation gain of 1,900 feet through a boreal forest. Once we reach the hut we will have lunch, and then for those who want to do some more hiking, we will head out to Mount Pierce. In the morning we will head over to Mount Jackson and then back to the cars via the Webster Jackson trail. Children and adults must be able to hike 3-4 miles over rugged terrain and carry two day's worth of clothing, snacks, water and lunches. Cost includes lodging at the Highland Center in shared bunk rooms, dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday at the Highland Center, shared bunk room lodging at the Mizpah Springs Hut Saturday night, along with dinner and breakfast at the hut. Does not include lunches or snacks.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
NH
Leader: 
Stacia Biel amcstacia@gmail.com (617-835-6532; Before 9PM)
Coleader: 
Eliza Grinell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com (617-515-1095)
Trip location: 
AMC Highland Center
Status: 
Open
AMC Destination: 
Mizpah Spring Hut
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Moderate

Audiences

Families
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$279.00
$279.00
$249.00
$249.00
$149.00
$149.00
Fee includes: 
Cost includes lodging at the Highland Center in shared bunk rooms, dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday at the Highland Center, lodging at the Mizpah Springs Hut Saturday night, along with dinner and breakfast at the hut. Does not include lunches or snack

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
Yes
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2020-02-29 12:06:56.0
Last updated: 
2020-03-02 21:47:51.957