Backpacking: Grand Pemi Loop 4d/3n (Intermediate)
This event is considered to be INTERMEDIATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain, daily.
4 days / 3 nights
Day 1: 7 miles - 3,865 ft Elevation Gain - Liberty Springs Campsite
Day 2: 9 miles - 3,800 ft Elevation Gain - Wilderness Campsite
Day 3: 10.5 miles - 3,200 ft Elevation Gain - Wilderness Campsite
Day 4: 8 miles - Homeward Bound
Friday - Day 1: Leave Lincoln Trail head and hike 7 miles to Mt Flume and Mt Liberty. We will set up camp at Liberty Spring tent site and enjoy some dinner. There is a fee for Liberty Springs campsite, this is included in the RSVP payment.
Saturday - Day 2: For those early risers who wish to see the comet, we will hike 1.2 miles (round trip) to Mt. Liberty before sunrise in hopes to view the event. Return to camp, eat breakfast, pack up, and hit the trail for 9 miles, summiting Lincoln, Lafayette, and Garfield along the way. We will wilderness camp somewhere between Garfield and Galehead.
Sunday - Day 3: Early rising, eat breakfast, break camp. This will be our big day covering five 4000 footers, 1.8 miles - Mount Garfield 1.5 miles - South Twin 3.3 miles - West Bond 1 mile - Bond 1.2 miles - Bond Cliff Approximately 1 to 1.5 miles from the Bond Cliff summit we will make camp in the wilderness. Total for the day 10.3 miles.
Monday - Day 4: Early rising, eat breakfast, break camp, and start our hike of 8 miles back to civilization & French Fries..:-)
Pets - Limited Occupancy: Maximum 2
Your dog should have responsible human along on the trip. They should understand the physical demands of the hike and have experience and be fit enough to follow. They should also know trail regulations for that hike. It is not the organizers responsibility. Have good etiquette while on the trail. Have a leash for when you feel frisky. Have some First aid preparedness in case you slip and fall, or try to play with that porcupine again. Have the food and water available for carbohydrate loading when needed. Provide you some sleeping shelter & blanket to keep you warm and insulated from the ground. Maybe even some doggy clothing like jacket or booties for those cold hikes. If your owner doesn't want to carry you gear cause they are lazy don’t let them make you carry more than 25% of your body weight.. It’s not fair..! Remember your toy cause the days are long and the nights can be longer. Remember the sofa is a pretty safe and warm place too humans are slow but they do have there benefits.
Tent Buddy system is recommended or a 1p/2p/3p tent max, since we will be wilderness camping space may be limited for medium/large tents, please be consciousness.
Weight is you biggest enemy.. OK, Rain Too...
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. Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this trip - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants a day or two ahead of time. We will assess travel and weather conditions during the hike and make changes to our planned trip as necessary.
If you’re a Organizer?
Please contact me, if you would like to attend. We are willing to waive the donation portion of the fee for being a continued volunteering/organizer of Meetup.
Cost: $5.00 typically per day. Plus, PayPal Service Fee's, Hard cost for Campsites and such.
Why we Charge a Fee of 5.00 per day? It only gets real truly interested participants to sign up for the trip. Our turnover rates are way too high in past backpacking trips posted without a fee. High turnover = More work for the volunteering organizer. Personally, a-bit frustrating with greater than 60% at times, cancellation rate. With the $5.00 Fee our attendance has jumped to 95+%. When it free people sometime just don't care. Cause its free! Money separates the bullshit from real folks. What true value does free have? If you looking for that fun experience outdoors. Many other 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. Jay Briscoe
You always should have a clean set of cloths waiting in the car and some cash for some grub for the ride home.
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Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing. Even Hiking can be by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity. Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, including avalanche, can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk! Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what can be encountered. We do not guarantee any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup. You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious or even good . We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway. When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Whether or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be? If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and were warned. Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.