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#1 Posted : Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:27:27 AM(UTC)

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Last week I went three days in the Pemigewasset wilderness-loop (in short: Pemi loop), a nice and round trip in the central part of the white mountains, New Hampshire in the Northeast u.s.

This is a good route for those who want to taste, at the Appalachian Trail or looking for walk in northeastern United States, but (in my eyes) not objective should aspire to and fly (as mentioned above, this is my opinion). I shrieked to him because I was in the neighborhood and that the forest's supervisor recommended it, but also if you go this route, I hope there will be some useful things who another route planner in the White Mountains.

In brief:

The nearest cities are Portland Maine, Montreal in Canada, and Boston in Massachusetts, and close to the beginning of the track is Lincoln (Lincoln)
I came from Boston by bus (approximately 4 hours) to the town of Lincoln, New Hampshire. Public transportation in poor environment (there are two daily buses to Lincoln at the morning and afternoon, one and the same thing on the way back, Concord Coach Company) and time-better hire car.
(An equivalent of a same company goes to north conway and berlin)

The information center of Lincoln (town, near the interchange of Highway 93) consulted forest inspectors (which manages most of the white mountains), recommending me on track, and bought them a map 1:50000 Map Adventure published (better map-maps were screw-ups of the AMC). You can also ask them Bear Box for free, although now it is not compulsory.

In terms of an exit, I never saw in Lincoln a supermarket, but there are lots of shops equipment if you forget something on the way, at home, most restaurants, gas station, and several hotels and guesthouses and camping, but I didn't check any of them.

The trail is a circular route that begins in Lincoln woods information center (a few miles from Lincoln towards north conway), and encompasses the so-called Pemigewasset wilderness of rugged mountains that ranges to the East, North and West.
You can leave it in the cslosha days of about 10 miles per day, it will be a moderate who, tv pretty hard for those less fit,
And you can go on and connect to other trails North-East (toward Mount Washington) or South (don't know what's out there ...), the area is well connected to me.

The track goes along the Pemigewasset River, climbs mount Bond and him along the mountain ridge Garfield and Lafayette before it falls back to the river Flume mountain.
The track record is walking on Franconia ridge (Ridge Summit is Lafayette) has a long walk above the tree line with good observations all over the place and route. (Which is why I recommend to go on track against Greece — that way it comes out on the last day, but it's hard.)

Some things to think about or plan for the White Mountains:

Lodging: along the route there are several cabins of the AMC (costs $ 10 per night, whether sleeping in a hut or tent next to her). Basically allowed to shop where they want,

But should stay away from trails (which is hard, because most tangled and muddy terrain), running water, and some areas that need to be, or not to fire (above the tree line, for example, but not limited to).

Shelter (Or tent):, and walking in the summer really. There are plenty of strolling on the trails and in the high season cabins are filling fast. To my knowledge you cannot buy them.

Water: along the ridges there is not much water filling point. On franconia ridge (section exposed to sunlight for a few miles on the third day of the trip), I think the only water points for them are Garfield North pond and Liberty springs to the South.

Weather: unstable know, and ridges can experience bad weather even in summer. In terms of exposure to Sun, Alpine line in that area is roughly between 4500-4000 feet, so the peaks and ridges exposed to be higher, which typically have a forest. On this trip, the first and second day go mainly through the forest, but on the third day go a lot on a ridge exposed as the Sun and the wind and rain.

To go alone: there are plenty of strolling on the trails. The lone parts met travellers every hour or so (I went at the beginning of season and midweek probably weekends and in summer.). Appalachian Trail (from the middle of the second day and third day) – a lot.

For quality: the ups and downs of the Ridge (Mount bond and mount flume) likelihood but tend to be steep. Appalachian Trail (Ridge)-bad. The path goes on steep topography and low-quality for many boulders and rock steps. It's much harder to walk the trails and paths in Europe where I went, and progress is very slow. I recommend to keep minimal pod weight as much as possible, use sticks and get out early so you have time to go back.

Other annoyances: there are black bears and environment must be careful to put the bouquet holder and food (toothpaste, lotions etc.) high sack. Meanwhile, there is a requirement to carry a Bear Box (may be in the future). Low places mosquitoes. Recommend a particularly dense (I had a normal country, and she wasn't on a mission), and some serious althosh.

Emergencies: call 911, emergency Center know how to contact the regional rescue emissary (under the responsibility of the Department of fish & game of forest service),
Cellular has a point overlooking the targeted places and frnconia notch.

Hope that help

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