This was a three day traverse of the Presidential Range that included all of the peaks in the range. After hiking Mount Madison on day 1, we spent the night in the newly renovated Madison Springs hut. On day two we hiked the northern Presidential range including Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, Mount Clay (a 5000 footer but not officially Continue reading
I led a Boy Scout Troop, including some of the older scouts and their leaders on a planned 3 night trek through the Presidential Range in New Hampshire. The itinerary was to include stays at the Mizpah Spring, Lakes of the Clouds, and Madison Spring huts covering the entire range.
The first day we hiked to the Mizpah Hut via the Crawford Path from Route 302.
Arriving a little after lunch time the boys settled in and played cards while some of the adult leaders hiked over to Mount Jackson before dinner. The weather was very clear and the views north along our planned route from Mt Jackson were spectacular. Continue reading
On Day 1 we hiked to Mt Garfield, then over to the hut via the Garfield Ridge Trail. After a very full dinner at the hut, we did an easy evening hike to the nearby summit of Galehead Mountain.
On day two we hiked out and back hike to Bondcliff Mountain, passing over South Twin and Mount Bond on the way and also making the side trip to West Bond. All of these peaks have great views, but the nearly 360 views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness from West Bond are among the most spectacular in the Whites. …
It was even hot sleeping in the Lakes of the Clouds hut. We spent the first night at the AMC Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch, then hiked to the summit via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail the next day. We got a tour of the observatory quarters and weather station at the summit before heading on to the Lakes of the Clouds hut for the night. On the third day of this short trip we hiked back to Pinkham Notch via the very scenic Boot Spur trail.