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Women’s Pemi Loop Backpacking Trip

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Serra Langone, Guineafowl Adventure Company
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Reserve spots for 5 or more people, and get $17 off for each

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You’ll need to bring a tent, a sleeping bag, and a sleeping pad for this trip. If you don’t have them, you can rent them with your guides for an additional fee of $150. You also need to bring a backpack containing hydration, snacks, convenience items, and trekking poles. You can rent it with your guides for free! Keep in mind that you still need to bring your own food.

People
1 Person
Date(s)
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Duration
3 day
Guide(s)
Serra Langone, Guineafowl Adventure Company
Reserve deposit (10%) $0
Second Payment Amount: $0
  • If you’ve been wanting to go out into the wild for a night or two, but it’s just too big of a hassle to organize everything, the Pemi Loop hike comes to the rescue! An incredibly experienced guide has got you covered—round-trip transportation from the Greater Boston area, group camping equipment, tents and backpacks if you haven’t got them, and overnight stays at AMC-managed tent sites. All of that in a supporting, all-women environment with unparalleled views of the White Mountains!

    • Start your day at the famous Lincoln Woods trailhead and cross the suspension bridge over the Pemigewasset River. The first day spans 13 miles of terrain, where you will summit Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Lafayette, and Mt. Garfield! This is an incredible day of above-treeline hiking as over 3 miles of your time is spent on Franconia Ridge, where you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the entire White Mountain National Forest. Spend the night at the Garfield Ridge Tent Site under the stars.

      Distance: 13 miles / 21 kmHappy hikers, Pemi Loop

    • Make your way to the AMC Galehead Hut, one of the eight High Mountain Huts across the White Mountain National Forest in the middle of nowhere—top off water, have a cup of coffee, or try their legendary baked goods (bring cash). From Galehead Hut, there is an optional out-and-back to summit Galehead Mountain, and then it’s on to the toughest climb of the Pemi Loop, the climb up to South Twin Mountain. After that, there’s an optional 2.6-mile out-and-back to North Twin as well! The final leg of day 2 is making your way down to the Guyot Tent site nestled in the woods between Guyot and the iconic, vertical Bond Cliff boasting spectacular views of the Whites. If you still have some strength left, you can go out-and-back to summit West Bond—or you can do that in the morning on the way out of the campsite.

      Distance: 7.4-10.6 miles / 12-17 kmPastures and hillsides of the White Mountains

    • On the final day of the trek you’ll get one of the best views in the entire White Mountain National Forest—the magnificent view off of Bondcliff! There’s really nothing like it, and the effort it takes to get there makes it all the more memorable. The rest of today’s hike is gradually downhill and flat as you descend below the treeline for your last time. Cross meandering streams and ultimately follow the old train trusses back to Lincoln Woods. Downhill hiking will be relaxing and the pace on the flat terrain can be taken as quickly or as slowly as you’d like after two intense days of above-treeline exploring!

      Distance: 10 miles / 16 kmView of the White Mountains

    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local hiking guide, who has successfully completed multiple Pemi Loops as well as thousands of miles across the White Mountain National Forest
        • Round-trip transportation from Greater Boston area to the trailhead
        • Reservation for overnight accommodations at Garfield Ridge and Guyot tent sites
        • 45L backpack with hydration, snacks, safety and convenience items and trekking poles — but feel free to bring your own if you wish
        • Hiking poles
        • 2L hydration bladder
        • Toiletries
        • Headlamp

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to Boston
        • Accommodations before and after the tour
        • Tent, sleeping bag & sleeping pad — available to rent at an additional fee
        • Meals
        • Guide gratuities — optional
    • Hiking the Pemi Loop is ideal for experienced hikers who want to push their limits and challenge themselves to some serious distance and elevation gain. White Mountain hiking experience is a huge plus, and if you haven’t hiked the Whites at all, be prepared for steep and technical climbs unlike other areas of the country. The hike is structured in a way that the first day is the longest, and the distance and difficulty ramps down as you progress, offering more time to relax and explore some spur trails as well in the second two days of the journey! Expect the hike to be between 30 and 35 miles, depending on optional spurs, with the approximate elevation gain of 10,000-12,000 feet.

      If you’d like to explore some other areas in New Hampshire, check out this hiking tour of the Presidential Traverse or New Hampshire’s 4k-footers.

    • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

        • Tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping bad — available to rent
        • Meals
        • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
        • Comfortable clothes for hiking
        • Spare clothes for layering
        • Waterproof rain jacket
        • Sunhat
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional (but recommended)

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For this all-women Pemi Loop hike, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 5:1.
        • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

      Hiking the Pemi Loop can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

      If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • Your guides will pick you up (and drop you off at the end of the trip) anywhere in the Greater Boston area. To get there, most people fly into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you’ll decide on the best place to meet.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in New Hampshire, please refer to New Hampshire’s COVID-19 information.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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