TRIPS & EVENTS
Mts. Whiteface and Passaconaway Hike
DATE: Jun 23, 2018
END DATE: Jun 23, 2018
Trip/Event Location: Tamworth NH
Campton, NH United States,
Manchester, NH United States
Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
Max # People: 15
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
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Region: New England
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Join us for two 4000 footers: Whiteface [4020'] and Passaconaway [4043']!
Located within the Sandwich Range Wilderness, Mt. Whiteface has south facing cliffs and ledges which offer sweeping views of Lake Winnipesauke and Squam Lake! Other ledges offer views towards Mt. Washington and Mt. Chocorua, and well into Maine. From the false summit there are views to the Tripyramids and other peaks to the west. Passaconaway has a wooded summit but there is a nearby outlook with good views.
This is a popular climb, but we will not find the trail crowded. Combined with neighboring Mt. Passaconaway, we will do a nice 11.9 mile loop which offers 3900 feet of climbing which will take about 9 hours. Mt. Whiteface is the 45th highest peak in New Hampshire and Mt. Passaconaway is 42nd. Please be in great hiking shape for this one!
The trails are moderate and well maintained, except where the Blueberry Ledge Trail approaches Mt. Whiteface. Here there are several scrambles over the rocky ledges. Inexperienced or timid hikers may find these challenging, and they will be tricky in wet conditions. But if you love rock, this hike is for you!
The hike begins at the Ferncroft parking area. We follow the Blueberry Ledge Trail and Rollins trail to summit Mt. Whiteface. Then follow the Rollins trail to the Dicey's Mill trail and summit Mt. Passaconaway. We then return on the Dicey's Mill trail to the Ferncroft parking area.
You will need to be prepared for the day and have sturdy hiking boots, 3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, bug spray, rain gear, and other clothing appropriate for the weather. No blue jeans, cotton shirts/sweaters, etc.
Apres Hiking BBQ: Everyone is welcome to join us back at our house in Waterville Valley to relax our on outdoor deck with views of the Sandwich Mountain/Mad River [BYOB and bring snacks] followed by one of Jon's delicious dinners. We ask $10 per person to help pay for our food costs. Showers are available so bring a change of clothing to make your visit with us more comfortable.
Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house [with Wi Fi] near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and/or Saturday night. It's $25 for Friday night and $35 for Saturday that includes dinner. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Space is limited so email ASAP to reserve a bunk!
Rout 16 North, until the Chocorua region. 113 West, until Tamworth, then Route 113A until the trailhead. Parking area 1/2 miles on a road to the right.
From 93N take exit 24 to Route 3 to Holderness, turn left on Route 113, drive 11.5 miles along Squam Lake, stay on Route 113 thru Center Sandwich, in 3.7 miles continue straight onto 113A for 6.6 miles to the left on Ferncroft Road. Parking area 1/2 miles on a road to the right.
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