Gordon Pond Winter Backpacking (2 day trip with an optional 3rd day)

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Date(s) - Sat, Jan 13, 2018 - Mon, Jan 15, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Moosilauke – Beaver Brook
Route 112

United States

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Here’s your opportunity to do some winter backpacking at a secluded pond in the White Mountains. Gordon Pond has an undeveloped shoreline and offers fine views of Mt. Wolf. Along the southern shore of the pond, there is a nice grove of trees that is perfect for both hammock campers and tenters. Since this is a winter backpacking trip, I am limiting the distances to accommodate heavier backpacking loads.

Since Martin Luther King Day is a holiday for some, I am offering this as a two day trip with an optional third day.

I am also posting this trip to the Hammock Forums (https://www.hammockforums.net/). Hammock Forum members will be added to the list as my guest. Total attendance is limited to 10 people. Since this is a winter trip, prior winter hiking experience and previous experience backpacking in any season are required. Everyone who signs up will be added to the waiting list. When signing up, please provide, your name, phone number and the best time to call. We’ll have a short discussion prior to confirming your RSVP to make sure you have the proper equipment and experience for a safe and enjoyable trip.

DAY 1 – We start at the Beaver Brook trailhead on Rte. 112 in Kinsman’s Notch. We’ll hike North on the Kinsman Ridge Trail (A. T.) for 3.3 mile. Then we head East for about .3 miles on the Gordon Pond Trail to a small creek and follow it for a few hundred yards to Gordon Pond. DAY 2. – Folks who choose the 2 day option will return to Beaver Brook the way we came via the Gordon Pond and Kinsman Ridge Trails. Folks who Choose the 3 day option will continue on the Eliza Brook Campsite following the Gordon Pond Trail to the Kinsman Ridge Trail. We’ll hike North on the Kinsman Ridge Trail approximately 4.2 miles to the Eliza Brook campsite.

DAY 3 – We retrace our steps South along the Kinsman Ridge Trail approximately 7 miles to the Beaver Brook trailhead in Kinsman Notch.


As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment

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