Thursday, Mar 04, 2021 4:00p -
Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 4:00p
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
We’ll be bagging a few peaks in the northern part of Baxter State Park, Traveler Mountain, North Traveler Mountain, and Peak of the Ridges. The starfished-shaped mountain range is very strenuous, but offers incredible views on each of the respective summits and the ridgeline. These mountains were once volcanic mountains and may be the largest in the east coast, with explosions similar to that of Mount St. Helen’s. While the elevation of these mountains aren’t extremely high, the hike will be about 3,675 ft. of elevation gain with scrambling and a significant amount of time above treeline, comparable to the difficulty of Katahdin. We’ll be ascending via the Center Ridge trail and descending via the North Traveler trail. The trail ascends significantly once we get onto the Traveller Trail towards Peak of the Ridges and through a section called the “Little Knife Edge” before reaching the Traveler Summit. Incredible views are found through these sections. After the Traveler Summit, the trail drops significantly to a col before ascending again towards North Traveler Summit. The trail drops after the summit back towards South Branch Pond.The total distance of the hike will be 11.1 miles. The plan will be to camp Friday through Sunday and do the hike on Saturday.
Due to the difficulty of this hike, you must have done a hike with at least 3,000 ft. of elevation gain recently. If you don't have any experience listed on your Ridj-it profile, please comment what hikes you have done recently. You must also have all of the gear listed for this trip.
GPS Map: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/maine/north-traveler-mountain-trail-to-pogy-notch-trail-loop?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map&ref=sidebar-view-full-map
Reservations have already been made for the weekend. We'll be camping at South Branch Pond Campground at Baxter State Park which can fit 4 people and 1 car. As a result, no non-carpoolers will be allowed to join this trip. By signing up for this trip, you agree to split the cost of the campsite evenly among everyone else who joins.
Click here see the required camping/backpacking gear for this adventure. This spreadsheet can be downloaded. Some of the gear can be consolidated, which will be communicated as a group as the trip gets closer.
What to bring for hiking:
Waterproof hiking boots
2-3 liters of water (water can be refilled at huts along the traverse)
Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible! Thank you for being a team player and looking forward to a great adventure!
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