Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 7:30a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Please read the description of this hike. Failure to do so will result in being turned away at the carpool location/trailhead. No refunds will be provided if you show up unprepared. This hike will be above treeline for long periods with rapidly changing weather. Due to this, I will be vetting people for this hike to ensure the group is capable of doing this hike and make it through safely. You must have previous winter 4,000 footer experience across New England or the Adirondacks with the required gear. There are other hikes going on (some from me) that would count as 4,000 footer experience. Be honest about your abilities and know your limits! A gear check will also occur at the carpool location and at the trailhead (if you've signed as a non-carpooler).
Comment below if you're interested in signing up for this hike and answer the following questions. If you already received confirmation from me on Meetup, you don't have to answer these questions again.
1. Do you have any recent winter 4,000 footer experience (from last winter) or planning to do winter 4,000 footers prior to this hike? List them below
2. Do you have the required gear for this hike (listed in the event description)?
Once you answer the questions, I'll provide confirmation for you to sign up for the hike. Don't sign up for the hike until you've received confirmation from me.
We'll be hiking Franconia Ridge, which contains three peaks: Little Haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette which are all 4,000 footers. This hike has one of the best views in New England as it follows a ridge-line once you reach the summit of Little Haystack. We'll be hiking up via the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, followed by the Franconia Ridge trail to Mount Lincoln and Lafayette. We descend via the Old Bridle Path. The total hike will be 8.4 miles in a loop.
Printable Trail Map:
Waterproof, winter-hiking boots
Snowshoes (I will confirm this and depends on the trail conditions)
Water-resistant or waterproof pants. Thermal layer if necessary.
Non-cotton base layer (preferable wool or synthetic).
Non-cotton, breathable mid-layer
Water-resistant or waterproof hard/soft shell jacket
2-3 liters of water that won't freeze. (Insulated water bottle or other method)
Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!