Full Presidential Traverse and Including the Now Classic "Half Presi +"!

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Extreme Day Hike

Extraordinary event through the Presidential Range of New Hampshire with a fabulous short hike of 23 miles for the Full and 9600'+ change in elevation, or 14 Miles and about 4800' elevation gain for the Half, so a a walk in the park across the worst weather crest in the USA, with over half of it above tree line! The White Mountains are a majestic pile of granite rocks, so as usual we are going for it and repeating one our all time classics, so this will be a blast and unbelievable adventure story no one will be able to top around the water cooler when and IF you return!  ;-)  So let's saddle up for another one of those trips you have to do....before you die...Mt. Washington and the Presidentials!!!  As the Full Presi is the toughest one day hike in the East, you must be vetted by Dave, Peter, Joffrey, Holger, Joey, Steve or myself after doing several training hikes and will only truly be "In" after that.  Don't believe me?  Read the sign at the beginning of our "Adventure" above....it says, "TRY THIS TRAIL ONLY IF YOU ARE IN TOP PHYSICAL CONDITION..." and trust me...it is not exaggerating, hence our training hike series you must participate in.

 

Since the "Half Presi+" was such a hit last year, it is now a part of this all time classic adventure and there for you just in case you want to "dip your toes in the water" first before moving up to the Full!  This way people who are a little unsure but know they can hike up Mt. Washington can meet us at the observatory around 1PM, where we will eat and rest a bit then walk out together on that fabulous above tree line ridge soaking in all those one of a kind Presidential views!  We will camp at the campground and do the Traverse and Half Traverse+ on either Saturday or Sunday depending on weather.  you must agree to the Washington Backpackers Meetup Group Liability Waiver here:

http://files.meetup.com/317560/Washington%20Backpackers%20Liabilit.pdf

and answer all questions asked.  We will also be planning another hike or trip up there as well, so more details to follow soon!

Campground info here:

BARNES FIELD CAMPGROUND, NH Status: Closed through Fri May[masked]   Season Dates 11 site(s) found ALL (11) GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC (7) GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC (4) Campground
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Overview Located six miles south of Gorham, New Hampshire, at the base of New England's tallest peak, the historic Barnes Field Campground is a group camping facility that provides a scenic and private space for organizations, families and others to gather. It provides access to some of the most popular hikes in the White Mountains.

The campground is one of a few in the area that remains open in winter, providing first-come, first-served winter camping for individuals or groups. It is adjacent to Dolly Copp Campground.

Lush forests, spectacular mountain views and convenience to outdoor recreation and scenic driving draw visitors to Barnes Field. The surrounding White Mountain National Forest encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in New Hampshire and western Maine, and is one of the most popular forests in the country. Natural Features:

Barnes Field is situated in a mixed hardwood, spruce and pine forest at the base of 6,288-ft. Mount Washington, the highest peak north of the Smoky Mountains and east of the Mississippi River. The Peabody River and Culhane Brook pass by the facility.

The national forest is home to many species of northern wildlife, including moose, white-tailed deer and black bear. Almost 200 species of birds, including the rare Bicknell's Thrush, live in the White Mountains.

Summer temperatures are often very pleasant; however mountain weather can change drastically, putting visitors at risk for exposure to cold, rain and snow even during summer. Winters bring bitter cold and infamous severe weather. Campers should come prepared.

Recreation:

The campground is a popular spot for groups to camp, picnic and hike. It is a hub for hikes into the Presidential and Carter-Moriah Ranges. The Daniel Webster Scout Trail leaves from the southern end of Dolly Copp Campground into the Great Gulf Wilderness on the northeast side of Mount Washington. Many more miles of trails can be accessed within a short drive.

Within the facility, anglers can try their luck for brook trout in the creek and river. Families can learn more through educational programs presented at Dolly Copp on weekends in July and August. The end of the camping season may also bring great opportunities for viewing fall foliage, and winter brings much fun for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice climbing enthusiasts.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

The campground is organized in a single loop on a field that was farmed in the early 1900s. It features large, open sites designed for larger than normal camping parties and large organized groups. Both standard and tent-only sites are available. The facility provides water and restrooms; Dolly Copp Campground has additional amenities.

Winter camping is first-come, first-served for camping parties of any size. Individuals camping in winter may need to share these large sites.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous hiking trails, mountain biking trails and rock climbing routes are within a short drive of the campground. The nearby towns of North Conway, Jackson and Gorham provide shops, restaurants, supplies and other conveniences.

In summer, confident campers can try the drive up the steep Mount Washington Auto Road to catch a view from the Northeast's highest peak. Guided tours are also available. The Cog Railway ascends the other side of the mountain, and is about an hour drive from Dolly Copp.

The White Mountains region hosts four alpine and five nordic ski areas, which provide year-round recreation opportunities.

Activities and Amenities Within Facility

  • Campfire Rings
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Vault Toilets

Know Before You Go

  • Because of its potential to carry invasive insects that destroys forests, absolutely no firewood is allowed that originates outside of New Hampshire and Maine; leave firewood at home; use local sources and burn it on-site; more information
  • Fees are by number of people in group May 19 - Oct. 10; by vehicle the remainder of the year
  • Campsite fee includes parking for one vehicle; second vehicle fee of $5 per night collected upon arrival
  • All camping gear must be kept on gravel (tents, tables, RVs)
  • Must bring voucher/confirmation to campground and display on windshield
  • This facility is open on a first-come, first-served basis outside the reservation season
  • Visitors should be prepared for rugged trails and changing weather; more information can be obtained from Hike Safe
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside a hard-sided vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • White Mountain National Forest website

Getting There: BARNES FIELD CAMPGROUND
WHITE MOUNTAIN
NH

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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44°20'20"N, 71°13'7"W

 

A nice topo map of the area can be conveniently browsed at caltopo.

In addition please read the "Hike Safe" website:

http://hikesafe.com/

as it is what we do in our group and gives you the information you need to be fully prepared on this or any of our adventures!

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  • Jim N.

    We need to arrive at a consensus to re-post The Presidential Traverse later in the summer to finish the deal. It was suggested by some to go back August 17-20. I had planned on posting the Great Range Traverse (hike across the Adirondacks) Labor Day weekend, but open to suggestion on what dates to post both events. Also I thought it would be cool to do one of them with the Fall color change of the leaves, but will leave that to the group.

    2 · May 29, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Great Range Traverse (GRT) is around 26 miles and 10,000' elevation gain as opposed to 24.5 miles and 10,500' elevation gain for the Presi, which is also above Timberline 2/3 of the way, which the GRT is only about 10-15% above timberline, but has several exposed rock ledges.

      May 30, 2013

    • Aaron

      GRT kicks butt! But well worth the reward on a clear day! Keepin' my eyes peeled for that one!

      May 30, 2013

  • julio

    I rotated the pictures before I uploaded them. Looks like if you zoom on the picture it will be correctly oriented.

    1 · May 29, 2013

    • Juan N.

      Did you do the whole traverse?

      May 29, 2013

    • julio

      No. The pictures that I just uploaded were from a warm up hike on Friday 24th from Pinkham Notch up Mt. Washington and then down.

      May 29, 2013

  • Ed F.

    Jim, does this include the Half-Presi? If so, I'd plan to go and the weekend of Aug 17-20 works for me.

    May 29, 2013

    • Jim N.

      We are picking 2 dates here, one for the Presi and the other for Great Range Traverse.

      May 29, 2013

    • Neal

      My vote is Labor Day for the Presi and I will have to get back to you on the Great Range Traverse. I could quite possibly do the Great Ranger Traverse the weekend of Aug 17.

      May 29, 2013

  • Ed F.

    10-4 - and flexible on dates for me. Thanks.

    May 29, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Thanks to all the great leadership and cooperation on this trip. We had 3 different groups and all the leaders took their groups back safely. I consider that a huge success and victory for the WB Family as everyone now realizes how dangerous it is even close to, let alone on the Presidential Ridge. The food, smiles, jokes and fun, let alone the Sunday/Monday hikes only added to the amazing experience. Thanks everyone and see you in a few weeks for The Devil's Path!

    2 · May 29, 2013

  • Neal

    I'm not much for repeating things that have already been said. However, this trip exemplified what it means to be part of the WB family: looking after others before oneself. There were countless examples on this trip of people needing gear to deal with poor conditions and considerate folks stepping up to provide gear, etc. Thank you for the memorable experience and more importantly for posting Jim's pics, Kirsten (may I borrow a few?)! Presi or bust.

    6 · May 28, 2013

    • Jim N.

      You are always welcome to enjoy the pics Paul. I know, I know, it's been 10 months since the last time I got some posted, sheesh!

      1 · May 29, 2013

    • Jim N.

      And I did not do it, so thanks Kirsten!

      May 29, 2013

  • patricia z.

    Hi,

    I spoke with the Seavey Street laundry today (a favorite local hangout!!) and they said they found some aluminum tent stakes. Anyone leave some there?

    May 29, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Thanks to Paul and Svetlana in helping lead the Half Presi Group. Everyone was well prepared for the mountains. Instead of tree line or bust, the tree line busted us. Wise choices made for a safe weekend hike in spite of sleet, snow, wind, and rain. Great company, food, and campfires. Sunday's hike was awesome and Monday's sunshine showed what the White Mountains can deliver. Found items include black fleece gloves and multi color rope.

    2 · May 28, 2013

    • Jim N.

      I was talking about the Sunday hike and how you drug poor Kirsten over the "Dome" to bring back all those great pictures Paul!

      May 29, 2013

    • Jim N.

      ;-)

      May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any idea when you guys will be planning the next trip out to do the Presi Traverse again? I really want to hop on this gravy train.

    1 · May 27, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Tim you have to be vetted to do the Extreme Hike Series as we depend on each other and must work together to finish in a reasonable and safe time.

      May 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Jim. I did read that above in the description you provided. I'll stay tuned for more info to come in the future!

      May 28, 2013

  • Tanya G

    Thank you, Jim, for allowing me to attend this hike; this has been one of the most incredible and memorable experiences of my life! Thank you, all fellow hikers, for your positive attitudes, great stories, high spirits, and wonderful company. Best birthday gift ever! :)

    4 · May 27, 2013

    • Michelle A.

      Hope it was an extra special Bday!! It was great meeting and hiking with you! See you on the trails again soon!

      1 · May 28, 2013

  • Lori B

    What a wonderful weekend! It was even more beautiful than imagined. A wonderful group of people and great company too! Great job with arrangements Jim and thanks Kirsten for hiking with me this weekend!

    4 · May 28, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    Such a wonderful weekend despite the weather trying to bring us down. Rain dammed the camping adventures but under overcast skies we got in 2 good hikes Sunday and Monday and the clouds gave way to some magnificent snow capped peaks as we were heading out. Thanks for the wonderful leading from all the organizers and cheery fellow hikers!!!

    3 · May 27, 2013

  • patricia z.

    A BUST, but the people are the BEST. The worst weather and the best test of gear! (Almost all except storm pants failed to keep me dry.) Love to Jim and Kirsten and Joffrey for leading the adventure!
    Yes, the mountains won this round ........BUT....WE WILL BE BACK!

    4 · May 27, 2013

  • PaulD

    Insert enthusiastic endorsement here.

    3 · May 27, 2013

  • julio

    Early team 2nd attempt. Wind chill -0.9.

    3 · May 27, 2013

  • Hua D.

    It was a such unique and memorable event!!

    2 · May 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    Man, I looked at the weather in this area! X-treme! Hope everyone is safe!

    May 26, 2013

  • patricia z.

    Julio, TEAM EARLY is leaving camp ground at 2:00 AM!!! Be here or beHALF.

    May 24, 2013

  • Aaron

    Hey all! Sorry I couldn't join you guys but I'll catch ya out there somewhere sometime soon! Enjoy the traverse!

    May 24, 2013

  • Malcolm C.

    Drinking IPA at Delaneys in New Haven lol!

    May 24, 2013

  • Hua D.

    Hello guys, I am so ready for this challenging hike. except all winter gears, rain gears, wind gears, I made a dozen of hard boiled eggs, a dozen of green onion pancakes. I rather to die by freezing and not by starving! Also, I brought a long, thick rope, and is going to tie myself to the heaviest guy in the group to prevent be blown away by the 75 mile gusting wind!! Yay... See you all soon....:D)

    2 · May 24, 2013

  • Bhaskar P.

    Not ready this year, next time!

    May 23, 2013

    • Chris L

      Makes two of us not ready this year!

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Right now it looks like the only clear day will be Monday, as my fear of the tornado system would change the Mt. Washington weather a bit. I would say by tomorrow we should start to get some confidence in the weather forecast. My question to the group is if Monday is a clear day, can people change their plans and hike on Monday and drive back on Tuesday? Just want to get an idea to determine our options. http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Washington-2/forecasts/1917 or same type forecast here: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=44.2710258&lon=-71.3055278&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Mount%20Washington%2C%20White%20Mountain%20National%20Forest%2C%20Sargents%2C%20NH%2003846%2C%20USA

    May 22, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Let's try to go on Saturday. I am sure the weather will continue to change. If it is too bad, we will simply go on Sunday. BE PREPARED is all I can say....that's why we did all those winter training hikes...to get a sense of humor with the weather, lol!

      3 · May 23, 2013

    • Dan S.

      And now Saturday will be the warmer one! Does anyone want to place some bets on the final report?

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • julio

    It is AWESOME out here!
    I'm starting to understand why this is such a "wow" hike.
    Even when it's drizzling.

    May 23, 2013

    • julio

      Oh man, I drove to mount Washington observatory today and was told by park officials that 2 people are already "gone" this year. No messing around with the mountains here.

      May 23, 2013

    • julio

      Jim, I actually had a hotel room for tonight, not far from the campground. Do you need me to do anything with that? Just let me know cause I haven't been there yet.

      May 23, 2013

  • patricia z.

    Jim, now it looks like the wind is predicted to be as strong (30s) on Monday as on Saturday and Sunday. Would it be so bad to hike in light snow? Bring goggles which I was planning to do anyway because you never know! Looking forward to your decision/judgement later today.

    May 23, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Yes this is a "go" event Tanya.

      3 · May 23, 2013

    • Juan N.

      YES!!!:-D

      2 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds wonderful, but I live in DC!!!!

    May 23, 2013

    • Jim N.

      It is, but you need to participate in training hikes as this trip is the toughest hike in the East Stephanie.

      May 23, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Since traction on the rocks is critical I would say let's shoot for Saturday, but would expect the weather to change again between now and Friday afternoon. Note the Mt. Washington Observatory only forecasts weather on day at a time here; http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/summit_forecast.phpry they know how fruitless it is to predict weather up there. Plus I really want to get to Moat Mountain for dinner Saturday and the breakfast buffet on Sunday! ;-)

    May 23, 2013

  • julio

    In route.
    C u all there!!!

    3 · May 23, 2013

  • kelley

    Hi All - wish I could join for this but it doesn't look like anyone is actually leaving on Friday night, and I prefer not to drive all night and do this hike on minimal rest. Unfortunately I can't take leave, so hope to join for this one next year!

    May 21, 2013

    • Jim N.

      You may get your wish for a Sunday hike after all Kelley, so I am going to call your bluff, lol!

      May 22, 2013

    • Neal

      Presi or Bust!

      2 · May 22, 2013

  • Jim N.

    I am working on a Hiker Shuttle back to camp for us to make things easier for everyone, so assume everyone is ok with paying for a ride back?

    3 · May 21, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Thanks everyone for continuing the car shuttle thread. Sounds like we are doing it ourselves, so try to get to camp by 6 PM at the latest so we can get cars to the end of the hike. Dan, if Moat Mountain Smokehouse is good for Saturday dinner, please post the town, address and directions, or just email them to me and I will do a group email with all the information. I know we will do the breakfast buffet on Sunday morning which was such a hit last year (thanks Lucas!). More to follow as I finally got my driver's door open and repaired!

      May 22, 2013

    • Jim N.

      www.moatmountain.com....­.looks good Dan!

      May 22, 2013

  • Ed F.

    Hey, Jim. I can't be there Monday. With the front moving in the weather on Saturday will be ugly enough that I won't make it. Looks like you're thinking it won't work then, anyhow. Hope y'all get a day in with decent weather sometime over the weekend. Talked with Amy and she said that since I can't make it she won't be able to, either. Sorry to miss this. Was looking forward to it.

    May 22, 2013

  • Joffrey P.

    Take a look at the weather at the observatory on the top of Mt. Washington: it's only 20F right now! http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/

    2 · May 13, 2013

    • Matt

      Weather.gov now says 60% chance of precipitation on Saturday with a high of 26. Wheee!

      1 · May 21, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Lol, imagine that, the most changeable weather location on earth changing! Looks like Sunday may be the better day right now, with Monday the best, but it would be too late I suspect to change the hike to Monday.

      May 22, 2013

  • Kirsten

    To the Half Presi- group, it looks like we will be hiking on Saturday. I would like to leave the campsite by 6:45a.m. to get to Pickham Notch Visitor Center by 7 am. We will have four leaders for the group, Amy, Paul, Svetlana and myself. If the weather is good, I am opting for the Boott Spur/Davis Path trail to Mt. Washington. Otherwise, we will do Tuckerman's Ravine / Lion's Head trails to Mt. Washington. After eating lunch at Mt. Washington, we will meet up with the Full Presi group and all walk down together on the Crawford Path to the parking lot (Mt. Clinton road) near Crawford Notch Visitor Center. Length of hike 13-15 miles. Hopefully we will finish up by 8 p.m. Looking forward to this very rewarding hike with a great group of hikers.

    May 22, 2013

    • Matt

      Excellent!

      May 22, 2013

    • Michelle A.

      Thanks Kirsten, you rock! And thanks Amy, Paul, Svetlana for helping out as well!

      May 22, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    Another good site to print topo maps with trails is http://trailsnh.com/conditions-map.php?find=Mt%20Washington

    May 22, 2013

  • Megan B.

    I wont be able to make it this time...have fun guys!

    May 20, 2013

  • Kirsten

    For those who decide they have had enough rock hopping at the top of Mt. Washington, return options are: Cog train ($45) to the West, Hiker Shuttle ($30) or walk down the 8 mile Auto Road (free) back to Pickham Notch Visitor Center.
    The Hiker Shuttle (till 4:00 daily, weather permitting) tickets are purchased at Summit Stage Office (the building chained to the ground at the top of the parking lot stairs). There is no guarantee of a ride down from the summit of Mt. Washington and no advanced reservations. Ticket price goes up to $50 if purchased after 4 pm until road closes.
    The Cog Railway office (also the summit post office) is just inside the door of the State Park building and runs until 4:30 pm.
    These options will require additional group carpooling efforts to get you back to camp.
    Hence, please take care of those little aches and pains on the way up before they become serious. We want you to enjoy the whole experience that make for better stories around the campfire. :)

    May 21, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Please browse the caltopo map link just above to become familiar with the terrain. You can buy a Presidential Range Map (Adventure Paper recommended) at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center which is open 6:30 AM to 9 PM, info here: http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/pinkham/pnvc-pnvc.cfm As Kirsten said, we will stick together as Safety is #1 with us. This is the hike of your life for most of us, so get your gear ready....you have already done your homework on the training hikes, so are prepared physically, so IT'S GO TIME!!!

    May 21, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    If people can still walk on Sunday (assuming we hike the presi and half-presi on Saturday) are there any ideas for another hike?

    May 21, 2013

    • Joffrey P.

      I have a few - you could go walk up some of the beautiful peaks along the Franconia Notch pass in the Pemigewasset wilderness. I'll have some maps that I can show you, if you're interested. I'll be walking that whole ridge and more on Thurs. and Fri.

      May 21, 2013

    • Michelle A.

      Great idea, beautiful in there! If there is time (for the few of us flying) we may stop at the Gorge on the way up to camp.

      May 21, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    Trail notes from this past weekend: "Lion Head above treeline is in great shape, below treeline some mud and minor snow, trail is wet in spots but in decent shape." Yippy!

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Kirsten may have a surprise up her sleeve for you guys, so stay tuned "more fun" group!

      2 · May 21, 2013

  • Hua D.

    I am leaving Wilmington, Delaware at 12:00pm on Friday. If someone would like to rid with me can go to the parking lot on wilmington Trolley Square, and we will go from there for 6 hrs to NH.

    May 21, 2013

  • Dave

    Sadly I am going to have to bow out on this hike. I had an unexpected trip pop up this week and that combined with my upcoming trip to Yosemite and Alaska has forced me to remove the Presi from my schedule. I will miss seeing the exhilaration
    on everyone's face as they crest each summit. I will have to satisfy myself by looking at the photos and listening to the stories that are told along the trail on future trips. My utmost thanks to Joffrey who graciously accepted my request to lead the full-Presi early departure group. I wish you all blue skies and many miles of visibility. And remember ... eat before you are hungry and drink before you are thirsty. I wish I followed that advice on this past Saturday's hike!

    May 15, 2013

    • Hua D.

      Enjoy your hiking trip to Yosemite and Alaska!!

      May 15, 2013

    • Joffrey P.

      Are you going now? RSVP back to yes?

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • Malcolm C.

    Why am I always the one that asks about food lol! Wondering about dinner Friday night, should we bring stuff to BBQ, or is there an eat out plan, or no plan at all? Might depend on the weather?

    May 21, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Malcolm I just finished cleaning up my dutch oven from Trail Days and you're thinking of the food on the next trip? LOL! Glad we make it memorable for you! Most people will eat on the way up on Friday. I hope to be up there early enough to do something, but we have to shuttle cars to the end of the hiking route, so it may be better to just eat out.

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Hey I just wanted to check in with people to see what the carpool situation was for getting up to NH. I would be interesting in joining a carpool up there and can certainly help pay for gas.

    2 · May 14, 2013

    • patricia z.

      Juan, Is there a place convenient for you but also Metro accessible? I do not have a car so need to be somewhere near a Metro but can "cab it" part way if necessary. Also, please share your e-mail so we can work on the details that way. Mine is [masked]. [masked]

      May 20, 2013

    • Juan N.

      [masked] how about I pick you up at shady Grove station and maybe the rest at the carpool. Send me emails letting me know where you guys are coming from and it'll be easier to figure out

      May 20, 2013

  • Kelly B.

    Hi folks- my plans have changed. I'm flying up but won't be doing the hike- I'm going to see family. Hop to it wait listers! ;) have a glorious time, keep in mind what matters...fun an safety! Can't wait to see the pics!

    May 19, 2013

    • Michelle A.

      Sad but I understand! See you Friday morning for the flight

      May 20, 2013

    • Matt

      Booooo dislike!

      May 20, 2013

  • matt

    Anyone interested in leaving Wednesday. Kind of late notice.

    May 20, 2013

  • Kirsten

    Notes for hike:
    1. Even though we have a designated route, the weather or injuries may require us to use alternate routes. You will need the full area map with trails and roads listed. Check previous recommended links. A guidebook may be helpful if you already have one.
    2. Phones service is not always reliable in the area.
    3. This is not a tennis shoe hike. Blisters are possible due to the extended up and down hill trails. Learn how to detect and care for them early before they become painful.
    4. This is a group event. Safety is #1. If one person in group can’t make it (for whatever reason), the rest of the group will need to assist and possibly turn back.
    5. Your pack will be heavier than a normal day hike pack due to the extra gear required.

    2 · May 14, 2013

    • KingsleyC

      I recently discover leukotape and it works pretty well on blister prevention. u can get it from amazon.

      1 · May 20, 2013

    • Malcolm C.

      Indeed it does, sticks better than duct tape but is easier to remove when the time comes!

      May 20, 2013

  • Svetlana S.

    Jim,
    which camping sites are reserved for us?

    May 19, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Sites 10 and 11 are bought and paid for all 3 nights, Friday through to Monday.

      May 20, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    Fun little fact: not all the peaks are named after presidents! Mt. Jackson was actually named after the geologist Charles Thomas Jackson and not President Andrew Jackson. :)

    2 · May 14, 2013

    • Dan S.

      You won't notice the weight of a growler in your pack, right, Neal?

      1 · May 15, 2013

    • Michelle A.

      Sweet thanks for carrying my Sammy Neal :).

      1 · May 15, 2013

  • patricia z.

    Also looking to carpool and share expenses and can leave Thursday afternoon or very, very early Friday morning. I need to get to bed early for this one!

    May 15, 2013

  • Malcolm C.

    2 most important questions: Dinner apres hike-going out somewhere, or should we bring a pot luck camp fire(s) dinner and drinks? And brekkie the next AM-every hiker for themselves, or a group effort?

    May 14, 2013

    • Malcolm C.

      Good point on back up food for late arrival, that's what happened at the Great Range, nothing open at 1am lol! We'll bring a big pota garlicky cheese grits to share in the am after.

      May 15, 2013

    • Jim N.

      Unless someone gets hurt we have to get off the mountain, we should easily be done before dark Malcolm.

      2 · May 15, 2013

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