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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat, Feb 24, 2018
9:30 am

Location
AMC Highland Center
Route 302 Crawford Notch
Bretton Woods
NH
03598

United States

Experience Level
Beginner

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This is one of my FAVORITE winter hikes.  Once above tree line the views of the Presidential Range are magnificent.  You are invited to bring your butt sleds if you care to glide down long stretches of the Crawford Path on the decent.

Note:  You MUST have previous winter hiking experience to participate in this hike.  This is not a hike for beginners.

Plan to arrive at 9:00AM at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch to use the facilities, purchase any last minute items and gear up, then we will meet over to the parking lot across the street on Mt. Clinton Rd. to begin our hike by 9:30am.

Mt. Pierce sits at the southern end of the Presidentials and it has a bare peak but some relatively protected hiking trails to the Summit. You will be traveling on the oldest continuously maintained hiking path in the United States – the Crawford Path. We will begin at the Mt. Clinton road parking area near the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. We will travel at a steady grade to the summit of Pierce and (hopefully) be able to see Mt Washington and the rest of the Presidentials when we break free from the trees).

Round Trip – 6.4 miles
Elevation gain – 3000+

Time approx: 4 to 5 hours

Winter gear (layers, traction, snowshoes etc. are required)

Directions: Travel to the AMC Highland . Exit 35-Rt. 3, then turn onto Rt. 302 and head to the Highland Center at the height of land in Crawford Notch. Mt. Clinton road is directly across the street.

We will head over to Fabayan’s for food and cheer after the hike.

Car pooling:

1-Meet at the Exit 2 Salem, NH Park & Ride off Route 93 at 6:45

2-Parking Lot between LLBean and Hannaford off Rt. 93-Exit 14 in Concord NH at 7:30 AM.

If you will be carpooling, please indicate Salem P&R or Concord location when your RSVP.

ChrisM 

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 to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death – including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

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