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Fri, Aug 11


Franconia Range

White Mountains Backpacking Adventure: Pemi Loop (2)

Difficulty: Challenging Elevation Gain: 9,931 ft Time Duration: 4 Days Group Size: 5

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White Mountains Backpacking Adventure: Pemi Loop (2)
White Mountains Backpacking Adventure: Pemi Loop (2)

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2023, 8:00 AM – Aug 14, 2023, 1:30 PM

Franconia Range, Franconia Range, Franconia, NH 03251, USA

About The Event

Tackle twelve 4000 footers, enjoy a remote waterfall and take in expansive views as you walk along a stunning alpine ridgeline and cliffs all within a weekend! This challenging, iconic 30 mile loop trip takes place in the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, New England's largest Wilderness Area. We will also be hiking a section of the legendary Appalachian Trail, and be spending a few nights away from the crowds and under the stars. For a look at the elevation profile for this trip click here.

This trip will include educational segments on skills, but our primary objective will be an exciting adventure. It is open to all though you will most likely find it suitable if you are: 

- Intermediate backpacker who wants to improve skills and modernize gear

- Advanced backpacker wanting to hone in on specifics and have an adventure in the mountains

Other considerations for this trip:

- You should enjoy hiking at a relatively fast pace and enjoy more time on the trail than at camp

- You look forward to climbing and descending peaks, passes and ridgelines

- You are comfortable carrying a 25+ lb pack for 10-12 miles a day 

Group size is 5. RSVP is required. Registration closes on July 14, 2023. Waiver/Assumption of Risk documents are required before participation and can be signed electronically or in person the day of this trip. This event will be held rain or shine.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me: Mat,

Cost: $430 per person

What's Included:

- 5 Star backpacking guiding and instruction

- Group gear rental including headlamps, cookset, fuel, first-aid supplies, gear repair kit, bear bag, etc.

- National Forest permit and/or campsite permit (reservations)

- Breakfasts, dinners, water and snacks

- Free product

- Demo gear rental including shelters, stoves, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and water treatment

What's Not Included:

- Transportation

- Parking or entry fee (if required)

- Personal gear and supplies

- Additional snacks and food

What To Expect:

Exact trip details (meeting location, time, etc) will be specified weeks or even months before your trip, and will be emailed to you. The itinerary below is simply meant to help you plan your travel and to better understand how the trip will flow.

First Day

- Meet at our entry point 10am 

- Make introductions

- Distribute group food

- Distribute group gear

- Check personal gear, supplies & make final decisions

- Begin hiking

- Lunch at one of the summits for the day

- Arrive at camp, check-in, setup, meal-prep

- Meal, clean-up

- Personal time/lights out

Second Day

- Breakfast, campsite breakdown

- Begin hiking

- Lunch at one of the summits for the day

- Arrive at camp, check-in, setup, meal-prep

- Meal, clean-up

- Personal time/lights out

Third Day

- Breakfast, campsite breakdown

- Begin hiking

- Lunch at one of the summits for the day

- Arrive at camp, check-in, setup, meal-prep

- Meal, clean-up

- Personal time/lights out

Fourth Day

- Breakfast, campsite breakdown

- Hike

- Arrive back at entry point/meeting location +/-1 hour

- Sort through personal and group gear

- Final group meal (optional)

- Goodbyes

Why Should You Join This Trip:

This is a one-of-a-kind experience that will primarily focus on an exciting adventure. This trip will still include fundamentals refresher opportunities throughout our time in the mountains and will also help you leave feeling confident, strong, creative, relaxed and ready for the next adventure. Many of us have limited opportunities to backpack in beautiful places. This weekend is focused on you and providing you with a creative and enhanced experience. You will be kept on your toes, but be under the guidance of a reputable, credible and accomplished professional guide who wants to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable for you at a high level.

Learn hands-on skills that will make backpacking fun, not work. You’ll learn trip planning techniques to make the process less stressful and overwhelming. Enjoy your backpacking experiences more. Get experience-backed information that is tailored to you, your preferences, your experience and your budget. Try out gear, see things and learn about them before going out and buying it yourself.

Avoid learning things the hard way and enjoy a safe, comfortable wild experience.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full payment is required to register. Trip cost includes a 15% non-refundable administrative fee. If you cancel more than 14 days prior to your trip's start date you will receive a full refund (less the 15% administrative fee).
  • If you cancel within the preceding 14 days, do not show on the day of your trip, or reschedule within 48 hours, you forfeit your payment.
  • If your program is cancelled due to inclement weather, we can reschedule for a better day, or we can offer a full refund. Please call to discuss weather concerns by noon 2 days prior to your trip if you wish to reschedule. If we experience bad weather locally, we will pro rate your trip on a 50% basis. Trips take place rain, shine or snow.

Please note: The guide always reserves the right to change or suggest alternate objectives based on trip conditions. Sometimes these conditions aren’t apparent until we arrive or are in the middle of the trip. If this occurs we may be forced to turn back. We are always looking to reward our guests with the best experiences. This is left to the judgement of the guide in all circumstances. If time on the trip permits, we may opt to go to another nearby location.

​Gratuities are not included and are always greatly appreciated. The industry standard ranges from 15-20%.


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