Last minute hike (Monday) East Sleeper

Rain cancels this hike.

East Sleeper (3840') is a peak in the Sandwich Mountain Range in the White Mountains.  It is on the New England Hundred Highest list.  We will hike 11.8 miles for approximately 8 hours, climbing 2600' in elevation.  Leaving from the Downes Brook Trailhead on the south side of the Kancamagus Highway, we will go 5.1 miles on the Downes Brook Trail, turn NW on the Kate Sleeper Trail for .8 miles, take the East Sleeper spur trail and return via the same route.  If there is interest, on the way back we could tag Mt. Whiteface for an extra 1.6 miles. This is an advanced hike with close to 10 water crossings, all participants must have 10+ mile hike experience.

East Sleeper Mountain and the Kate Sleeper Trail are named for a local innkeeper, Katherine Sleeper Walden, who was active in preventing the area from being logged.

If interested in carpooling, leave a comment in the comment section or email me directly.

Sandwich Range forecast: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.95482&lon=-71.38144&site=gyx&smap=1&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

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  • John C

    Are you starting to aim for the NE Hundred Highest now? It could be a fun list to go after (as long as you don't mind doing some pretty quite trails and you don't mind bushwacking ;-) Bummer I can't join you but in time .... Have fun and be safe :-)

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Theresa,
    I would have loved this hike, but I'll be heading West on Monday! Enjoy!!

    May 18, 2013

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