HIKES & EVENTS
Mt. Kearsage North Winter Hike
52 With A View
DATE: Mar 20, 2021
END DATE: Mar 20, 2021
Hike/Event Location: Intervale NH
Thornton, NH United States,
Manchester, NH United States
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Max # People: 10
Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Hike Difficulty Level:
Moderate to Strenuous
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A superb viewpoint on the eastern side of the Whites from firetower, taking in 36 four thousand footers!
Mt. Kearsage North [3268'] is an open ledgy summit featuring panoramic views is most directions. We'll utilize the Mt. Kearsage Trail up and back. While the distance to the summit is fairly short, the significant elevation gain compressed into that distance puts this climb on par with many 4,000 footers.
Total Distance and Elevation Gain: 6.2 miles with approximately 2600 feet in accumulative elevation gain.
We will be hiking in winter conditions at a moderate pace with time to enjoy the scenery. There will be ice and snow. First day of spring so who knows what we'll encounter but bringing snowshoes will be highly recommended...be prepared to strap them on your pack with bungee cords in the event the ground is bare at the start with more snow higher up. If you don’t own a pair of snowshoes, you can always rent them from your local outdoor gear shop. Otherwise we'll use light traction devices. Light traction can be either Kahtoola MicroSpikes or Hillsounds Crampons that can purchased from your local outdoor outfitter such as REI or EMS; or online.
Please have the appropriate gear/clothing to hike this time of year and the appropriate amount of layers to keep your core body warm. We recommend WINTER hiking boots, MicroSpikes, wool hat, gloves, hand warmers, rain/wind gear, warm layers, HEADLAMP and NO COTTON. Carry at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks.
Event Coordinators: Mike Boisvert and Jon Normand
Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot
From Route 16 in Intervale (just north of North Conway) turn onto Hurricane Mtn Road (just north of the Intervale tourist viewing area) and drive east for 1.5 miles to the parking area (on left) for Mt Kearsarge North Trail.