November 29, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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I haven't fully worked out the route(s) but prepare to backpack in 5 miles or so Friday night to set up basecamp. We will likely dayhike the lower (as in elevation, i.e., Wolfjaws & Armstrong) on Saturday, then the upper (Gothics, Saddleback, Basin) on Sunday (better weather) before heading out. I am not going to Haystack or Marcy (the latter of which is technically not part of the Great Range).
Expect winter conditions above 3,000'. Must bring traction, including possibly snowshoes. No sweep, no waiting whatsoever. Prepare to hike out on your own if necessary.
We need drivers! Please post if you drive and can take how many passengers from where. Passengers, chip in for gas, toll(s), coffee for the driver. I do not coordinate rides, so be proactive about offering carpool and contacting drivers. Post on the Meetup page.
You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.