NH White Mountains - Pemigewasset Loop [Day Hike]

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The "Pemi Loop" is a loop-shaped hiking route along several interconnected trails in the Twin and Franconia Ranges of New Hampshire. These ranges are part of the White Mountains, and lie within the White Mountain National Forest.

The loop runs over some of the highest and most scenic mountains in New Hampshire outside the Presidential Range. It can be done in either direction - we'll be doing it clockwise.

Much of the route is above treeline and is quite vulnerable to high winds and sudden localized weather changes. Weather in the White Mountains is unpredictable, so plan accordingly.

We will start and finish hiking at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead.

Total Distance: 35 miles (includes ascents and descents)
Total Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft.

Sunrise: 5:30am
Sunset: 8:15pm

Directions to Lincoln Woods Trailhead: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Lincoln+Woods+Visitor+Information+Center+%26+Trail+Head,+Kancamagus+Hwy,+Lincoln,+NH+03251/@44.0640091,-71.5897245,17z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cb37fb6132ca695:0x1bc11a2f5faca4d0!2m2!1d-71.5875358!2d44.0640053!3e0

Map & Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxhlmOmzX7P3MnhpUjNwdjRodm8

Elevation Profile: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XzIsuqFhmzb7MzdIpQGKhc23Y5blRKEw

GPX File: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxhlmOmzX7P3RmowX1BpMWNlVjQ

NOTE: 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.

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