Backpacking Trip: Franconia Ridge

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Group: AMC Boston

When: Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 11

Where: Franconia Ridge, NH

Cost: Free (registration required)

Details: Join us for a snowy backpacking adventure on Franconia Ridge! Nestled in the trees on Mt Liberty, we'll enjoy the sunset, and then be greeted by the warm rays of the sun at dawn! (Weather permitting!) We'll park at the Whitehouse trailhead, and then make our way to Mt Liberty. Not much of a view as we grind our way up to the ridge, covering 3.6 miles and gaining a hard-won 3000 feet of altitude. But, we will be rewarded with the wonderful experience of being above treeline on Mt Liberty (4,459 ft), and possibly also Mt Flume (4,328 feet, adding a 3 mile round-trip, 600 feet of gain). 

Prerequisites: At least one prior winter backcountry overnight camping trip (low elevation OK). Prior winter ascent of a 4000 footer. Please refer to the link for suggested gear. Sharing gear (tents, stoves) will be facilitated. Let us know if you are missing anything and we'll try to match you up with extra gear. Winter Hiking Program participants that meet the prerequisites are welcome!