Sat, Feb 23|
White Mountains Winter Backpacking Adventure: Mount Cube
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 1,325 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
Time & Location
Feb 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – Feb 24, 2019, 2:00 PM
Mount Cube, Mt Cube, Orford, NH 03777, USA
About The Event
Take in the winter solitude from one of the White Mountains' lesser climbed peaks, enjoy views of Mt Cardigan and Mt Moosilauke, and check out one of the most unique backpacking shelters on the Appalachian Trail! This moderate/challenging 12 mile out-and-back trip takes place in the western most section of White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire. Winter experience is a prerequisite for this trip.
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 with winter experience who wants to improve skills and modernize gear
- Advanced backpacker wanting to hone in on specifics and have a winter adventure in the mountains
Other considerations for this trip:
- You should enjoy hiking at a relatively slower pace through the snow with proper gear for a cold weather trip in the mountains
- You look forward to climbing and descending peaks, passes and ridgelines
- You are comfortable carrying a 20+ lb pack for 8-10 miles a day in the snow
Group size is 5. RSVP is required. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $350 per person
- 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)
- Breakfast, dinner and 2 snacks
- Free product
- Demo gear rental including shelters, stoves, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and water treatment
What's Not Included:
- Park entry fee (if required)
- Personal gear and supplies
- Additional snacks and food
What Will You Learn:
- Trip planning
- Gear selection
- On-trail & Off-trail navigation
- Basic Map-reading
- Operation of compass
- Foot care & Footwear
- Food planning and nutrition
- Water quality assessment & treatment
- Campsite selection
- Shelter setups
- Stove operation
- How to pack a backpack
- Bear bag hanging
- Wildlife precautions and encounters
What To Expect:
Exact trip details (meeting location, time, etc) will be specified weeks or even months before your trip. The itinerary below is simply meant to help you plan your travel and to better understand how the trip will flow.
- Meet at our entry point 10am
- Make introductions
- Distribute group food
- Distribute group gear
- Check personal gear, supplies & make final decisions
- Begin hiking
- Learn & discuss navigation, water treatment, first aid, gear repair, foot care
- Arrive at camp, learn and discuss campsite selection, campsite setup, bear bag hanging, fire starting (if regulations allow), pre-meal meditation
- Meal, clean-up
- Personal time/lights out
- Breakfast, campsite breakdown
- Around noon +/-1 or 2 hours arrive back to entry point
- Sort through personal and group gear
- Final group meal (optional)
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.
Gratuities are always greatly appreciated and typically range from 5-10%.
Backpacking White Mountains