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Mt Washington winter ascent Training 1 of 3 - White Oak/Skyline drive/Cedar Run
White Oak/Skyline drive/Cedar Run - 15 miles This is a training hike (1 of 3) for main event coming on February[masked] Mt. Washington Winter Assent ** Important - When RSVPing, please let me know your intentions...Day hiker or MW attendee (MW= Mt. Washington Winter Climber) This trip is open to everybody as a day hike carrying light weight day packs and is a " mandatory training hike" for the ones attending our NH Mt. Washington winter climb. In reason to be bet-admitted on main Mt. Washington winter climb event, you (aspirant climber) must attend all 3 training hikes. * Regular day hikers will use hiking shoes and carry day backpacks ** Trainees will wear mountaineering boots and carry full backpacks A wonderful world of wispy hemlock and cascading water. White Oak canyon is a part of the life of the mountains you will miss if you stay on the road. The water cascades over a wonderland of rocks and pools that will tempt you to go wading. In a little over a mile you will come to the first of a series of falls, here the trail gets steeper and you will want to take it slowly. One of Shenandoah National Park's most popular destinations is White Oak Canyon and its six waterfalls, with heights from 35 to 86 feet. White Oak Canyon itself is one of the best waterfall hikes in the Park. This hike isn't very difficult in regular season but it became very strenuous on winter. Being one of the most popular hikes in the park it can be very busy in the peak seasons of spring and fall and even in winter. With five major falls, numerous smaller cascades and pools, this circuit hike is one of the best. NOTE: We will be moving as faster as the slower hiker, no need to rum in this one...any way, who will be able to hike 4 miles X HR. with a 30 pounds backpack? Gear list If you are a regular day hiker: 1.) Day backpack 2.) Snacks/food for your self 3.) Big mouth bottle carrying water, not camelback 4.) At least 2 liters of water. 5.) Water filter 6.) Micro spikes 7.) Comfortable/warm hiking boots 8.) Wool hat - Water proof gloves 9.) 2 pc. rain suit 10.) Heat lamp + extra batteries 11.) A good attitude and a big smile on your face. Gear list If you are a Mt. Washington winter climber: 1.) 55 lt. backpack carrying a load of 30 pounds. 2.) Wear mountaineering boots ** Relate to mountaineering boots: I can provide them for a $10 daily fee, if interested send me a private message. Climbers important: The may idea of this training hike is to test if you are physically up-to for the challenge that represent climb Mt. Washington on winter conditions and MUST be done like we are climbing it already. Mountaineering boots MUST BE wear all the time of our training trips because you need to get use to the feeling, discomfort and weight of them. If on the day of our training trips you (climber) show up whit a day pack and wearing hiking shoes you will be welcome to hike with us but you WILL NOT be allow on the main Mt. Washington winter climb event, no exceptions on this rule, doesn't matter who you are. * Have questions about this event? Contact me by private message GPS coordinates:[masked] [masked] Google map driving directions: Link to past trip pictures,enjoy it!! Carpool: Don't forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!! Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have. Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.

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