One Day Challenging Kilkenny Ridge Traverse

Trip dates: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Take advantage of the long summer daylight by joining us on this challenging traverse of the Kilkenny Ridge in the Pliny and Pilot mountain ranges, in the remote, northernmost region of NH's White Mountains.

This mega-hike is 25 mi long, with ~7100 ft of elevation gain and will be a full day affair. It is not without reward, as the route passes through many beautiful areas and tags two NH48 4,000 footers, Mts Waumbek (4,006ft) and Cabot (4,170ft), along with seven other major peaks: Mt Starr King, the 3 peaks of Weeks Mtn, Terrace Mt, the Bulge, and the Horn. BAD WEATHER DATE: Sunday, July 23.

Participants should be capable of maintaining a pace of roughly 2.5mph over mild terrain, 1.5mph on challenging terrain. Expect a very early start and long day. In addition to stamina, ample good cheer and team spirit will be essential to success.

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Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Nick Dagenais

An outdoor enthusiast, Nick enjoys any activity that takes him outside and especially loves adventure. Nick has hiked his whole life and has a range of experience in the lower 48, including numerous hikes of New England 4K footers and Colorado 14ers as well as local favorites like the Mattabesett-Metacomet Trail and Acadia National Park. Nick hikes year round with notable winter climbs of the Presidential Range and several bushwhacks, and backpacks in the White Mountains and Catskills.

Trip location: 
Kilkenny Ridge
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Adults (18+)


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Creation date: 
2017-06-27 13:16:34.0
Last updated: 
2017-06-29 22:20:10.06