Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 6:00a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
NOTE: This is not a beginners winter hike. So if you don't have prior experience then you can't join this trip. If your Ridjit profile is empty them please listen your prior winter hiking experience before signing up.
RSVPing on Meetup is not a real RSVP. You must sign up for the trip using the link above. Arghya is the adventure spark - he is not on Meetup.
Welcome to another epic winter hike in the Whites! This time we will be tackling 2 4000footers - North (4761ft) and South (4902ft) Twin mountains. Due to Haystack Rd being closed for the winter we will park at the seven dwarfs hotel and take little river road to the north twin trailhead. From there we will take the North Twin Trail to first hit, you guessed it, North Twin! The first 4 miles of this trail, from our start point, will be a easy walk along little river road and then the trail, crossing little river thrice. At the 4 mile mark however we will be hit with our only big ascent of 2000ft in 2miles to reach a krummhollz right before the summit of North Twin. While this summit is wooded there is a spur trail to a ledge that offers beautiful views of Galehead and Garfield. From North Twin we will take the North twin spur trail to hit South twin which has a bald top and offers expansive views! From there we will retrace our steps back to the start point, going over north twin once again!.
While the mileage is considerable this wont be a crazy tough ascent all throughout. Infact about 8 miles (4 in and 4 out) are on pretty level ground. Given the increasing daylight hours, I dont anticipate this hike to involve walking in the dark, and if it does turn out to be so it will be an easy road walk.
Distance: 13.2 miles
Elevation gain: 3871 ft.
(Note: the actual trail is about 13.2 miles and not 14.8miles. I made a mistake and marked the start point 0.8 miles earlier than it is.)
What to bring:
Waterproof, winter-hiking boots (no sneakers, no trail runners)
Microspikes (no yaktrax)
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, optional)
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!
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, in winter conditions! We will be keeping a steady 1.8 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!