Kancamagus Highway / NH Route 112, Lincoln, MA
Winter Backpacking: Greeley Ponds (Beginner)
Great first time experience if you always wanted to try camping out in the snow.. We have a very short hike on a well packed out trail and the scenery from this camping spot is really really nice.. One of my favorite spots down low. We can tent or build snow caves.
The Plan: If your considering another winter trip this year this would be a good easy warm up to work out you systems of cooking and sleeping etc...
So, I figure, We all meet at Lincoln Woods Visitor Center on the Kancamagus Highway Route 112. Drop as many cars there as possible. Due to, very limited parking at the trail head. Roll up to the trail head and begin our winter adventure overnight.
While at camp. we can choose to go on a small hike up on Mount Kancamagus West Ridge. Build Snow caves. or just have a fire roast marshmallows..:-)
Stats: AMC Map #3 Sandwich Range
Day #1 Hike in on the Greeley Pond Trail for 2.3 Miles
Camp at Greeley Upper pond to the north.
Optional Hike: Hike up onto west ridge of Mt Kancamagus and watch the sun set.
Day #2 Break down camp and head back on the Greeley Pond Trail for the 2.3 miles back to the cars.
You can find a winter backpacking gear list on the Message board under More > Files > Greeley Ponds Beginner Winter Backpacking Backpacking.
I will have a stove for making water for group use for dinners and drinking water.
**All water will be boiled.... No need for pump filters or tabs unless you feel the need in double protection.
**You will not need any avalanche Gear other then a shovel to dig a tent platform.
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