Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 7:15a -
Wellington(Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA)
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
NOTE: Previous winter hiking experience is required, preferably with at least 2,500 ft. of elevation gain. Please check in with me if you are a new user or your profile is bare BEFORE signing up (otherwise I will remove you from the trip).
Welcome to an amazing winter adventure! Mount Garfield is a 4,500 ft. mountain in the White Mountains. The summit offers some of the best views in the White Mountains, including Franconia Ridge and the Presidential Mountains. We'll be taking the Garfield Trail out-and-back from the summit. The road to the trail head is closed during winter. For this reason, the hike will be 12.4 miles with 3,024 ft elevation gain total which makes this a challenging hike.
Elevation gain: 3024ft
Trail conditions: https://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/peaks/nhmtgarfield.php
Printable Map: http://4000footers.com/MAP%20garfield.pdf
There will be a gear check for this hike at the pick up location and at the trailhead if you're a non-carpooler. If you don't have the gear, you will not be allowed to join the hike. No exceptions!
What to bring:
Waterproof, winter-hiking boots (no sneakers, no trail runners)
Microspikes (no yaktrax)
Water-resistant or waterproof pants.
Thermal layer (optional but recommended).
Non-cotton base layer (preferable wool or synthetic).
breathable mid-layer (eg: microfleece)
Water-proof hard/soft shell jacket
Waterproof and insulated Gloves
ski goggles (incase of squalls)
Headlamp (in case we hike into the night with the early sunsets)
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!
Trekking poles (highly recommended)
First aid kit
Hand and toe warmers
This is NOT a beginner hike so you must be in good shape and have confidence in finishing it. We will be keeping a steady 1.6 to 2mph pace throughout the hike and would try to hike as a group. However if you are slowing the group down (this includes myself too) i expect you to have the grace to turn back and wait at the trail head. You must have the gear above or you will be turned away before leaving the carpool spot/trailhead. You are responsible for having a map of this hike; this is not a guided hike. You are joining like-minded enthusiasts and are responsible for your own safety and preparedness. Beyond that lets make this a memorable trip, with great weather and a trip into a winter wonderland. Happy hiking!
If you are traveling from Massachusetts, please be aware of the State’s guidelines for travel outside of the State. The guidelines can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order
. You are expected to abide by these guidelines and assume all responsibility for non-compliance.