Backpacking: (2d-1n) Six Husbands Trail & The Ridge Beyond. (Advanced)
2 Days & 1 nights of Backpacking
Summit Mt Jefferson 5712ft #3 tallest in NH
This is one of the most rugged and remote trails on the Presidential Range. Having time? We will check out the amazing scenery of great Gulf with its magnificent views for the couple of hours prior to sunset, based on our speed. It is very remote and this area has been written up in major outdoor magazines and is known for it challenges and beauty.
I plan on setting up a base camp in the Great Gulf Area and Day Hike to the summit of Jefferson and Return back to our gear and Hike out to the cars.
Not Needed... We will be returning to the same parking lot.
Pace: -- Moderate
Meet at Great Gulf trail Head across from Camp Dodge.
Travel up Great Gulf trail Passing features like Clam Rock and numerous cascading waterfalls. Make camp at about the intersections of Six Husbands, Great Gulf & Wamsutta Trail. Check out the scenery have a happy hour and hit the sack early... There is no fires permitted in this area.. FYI
Get up early! On the trail at 7am. Head up the awesome Six Husbands Trail and continue to the summit of Mt Jefferson. Travel South along Gulf Side trail to Sphinx Trail and back on Great Gulf Trail to our base camp. Once back pack up our gear and head back to the cars. Very full day!
Day 1 - 5.4 Miles Gain 2,000ft +/- Descend 0ft +/-
Day 2 - 9.7 Miles Gain 2,516ft +/- Descend 4,416ft +/-
Depending on our speed and peoples fitness this plan can be adjusted. Bigger or smaller in miles. Though, mostly only by turning back on the very step Six Husbands or by-passing (not Summit-ing) Mt Jefferson. Not much in the way of other options.. So know your abilities and prepared.
On top of Bug Spray!!! You must have the basic backpacking equipment for wilderness camping.
Some stuff can be borrowed from other’s. I recommend if needed posting a comment on the threads below, your selected trip for available gear and carpooling etc..
Look to the gear list listed at our group page.
Click "Gear List – Summer Backpacking
Remember ounce's add up too Pounds!!!! no one carry's more then 36lbs!!!
We will pair down things in the week before or at the trail head. This trip so long & tall So, we don't want to bring much duplicated items that are not needed.
Special Note: Cause we are day hiking the summit a super small day pack or a backpack that will be light enough for day hiking is recommended.
Look to the Map above for a meeting location..
Carpooling, we can meet either at a location chosen by the carpool folks. Place the note on the message section of the trip board online....
Additional Trip Planning & Research:
I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", trail maps, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.
Map # 1 Presidential Range
The White Mountains have notoriously unpredictable weather.. Any weather report is only good for 24 hours... Decision on go no go will be made on the Thursday before...FYI
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please contact me if you would like to go.. I will wave the donation portion of the fee for being a continued organizer of the Mountaineers...
Why we Charge a Fee? It only gets real truly interested participants to sign up for the trip. Our turnover rates are way too high backpacking trips posted without the fee. High turnover = More work for the organizer. Bit frustrating with greater 60% at times, cancellation rate. When it free people sometime just don't care. money separates the bullshit from real folks looking for a experience outdoors. I really hate to do it.. But many folks have been losing out on the opportunity due to no shows or last minute cancellations. You can always contact me for more information or to complain.
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