Event Rating: Level 4, Difficult.
Recommended for members who have previously completed one or more Level 4 hikes with us.
Distance: ~10 MILES
Time Duration: 6.5 - 7 HOURS
Full Winter gear: Required
Blaze Orange: Not required
Almost overshadowed by the mass of neighboring Mt Washington, Mt Eisenhower (called Mt Pleasant until the death of President Eisenhower) is sometimes dismissed as a mere bump between Mts Pierce and Monroe. But at something more than 4760 ft, Eisenhower is a respectable mountain in its own right. It ranks about 11th in height among "listed" New Hampshire 4000-footers. Thousands of hikers summit it each year because it lies on the Appalachian Trail. The great attraction of Mt Eisenhower, however, is the view. A hike to its summit will bring you well above treeline, offering 360-degree views of all the Southern Presidentials as well as the summit of Washington. A very satisfying experience for not a lot of effort.
Drive up Friday, hike Saturday, home on Sunday. We are working on some cheap lodging - will let you know. Full Winter gear required. Bring it all, and we can leave what we don't need in the cars.
On the trail at 8:30 sharp! We would like to be down before nightfall. Be prepared for a possible exit in the dark.
Lodging info, mandatory gear list, and trail route coming soon after sign-up.
PLEASE NOTE: By signing up you agree that you will abide by any decisions the leaders make concerning your ability, fitness, suitability, and safety. If we feel this is not the right hike for you, we will make an appropriate decision. We take this responsibility very seriously and our decisions are based on everyone's safety and welfare.
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