Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire - Two Int/Adv Day hikes - 16 miles, 6,000' elev
Saturday we will hike the 9+ mile loop of the Franconia Ridge. AMC’s description of this hike is “The hike across the Franconia Ridge from Little Haystack Mountain to Mount Lafayette is one of the White Mountains’ most spectacular long day hikes, providing some of the best scenery in the Northeast.”
This is not an easy 9 miles! We'll walk the ridge to Mt. Liberty (4459'), Little Haystack (4760'), Mt. Lincoln (5089'), and Mt. Laffayette (5263'). You must have minimum two 10+ mile hikes in the last two months. Running roughly 10 miles a week for three weeks would be good prep.
Sunday we’ll hike up a quick 3200' trail to Mt. Moosilauke (4802') 6 to 7 mile round trip.
The Rough Plan:
Friday: Leave midtown as early as possible. We'll be car camping at a Campground nearby (which will be closed, no showers etc. - but allows camping), so be prepared to bring what you need.
Saturday: We'll rise early for the hike and be out for roughly 10 hours. Dinner and a campfire follows.
Sunday: A short hike on the way out, and we'll plan to be on the road by 4pm and back in the city by 10pm.
How to Get a Spot:
- RSVP accordingly!
Please RSVP and note if you can drive. (This is a car camping trip.)
Drivers Wanted! - Riders will reimburse you for all gas and tolls.
Friday - stop for dinner on the way up.
Saturday - quick breakfast at the campsite, bring your own lunch, snacks, and "trail dinner" (second lunch). Let's plan a group dinner at the campsite.
Sunday - Breakfast at a local diner. Bring your own lunch. Dinner will be on the road or back in NYC.
-sleeping pad and sleeping bag suitable for the 20s at night.
-Hiking Boots (no trail shoes of any kind)
-All the standard hiking and camping gear
-For Saturday and/or Sunday, you'll need lunch, trail dinner (basically a 2nd lunch), and snacks for the trail
-Traction devices (Micro-spikes)
Please note in your RSVP if you have:
-A tent and how many it sleeps (we need tent space for all people, we generally have enough)
-A camping stove - I'd like a second one to boil water for breakfast.
Money to be estimated before the trip. It should be no more than $25 to cover cover campground, firewood, etc.
Payment will be by cash or PayPal
Also bring cash to help your driver pay for gas and tolls.
Average hi/low: 40s/20s
Always expect rain/Ice/Snow. Weather above the treeline is always worst, so a good shell and an extra layer are required.
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 this hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness, well-being and safety and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. The organizer will only provide a meeting place for hikers who wish to attend. It is your responsibility to research the event, know the area, bring the proper gear and have the skills necessary to return to the staring point safely. 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.
Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.