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New Hampshire: Backpacking Fundamentals (5/30-6/1)

Join Andrew Skurka and Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Philip Werner for a Backpacking Fundamentals course in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.

Critical course info

Who should take this course?

You should consider yourself one of the following:

  • First-time backpacker with some day-hiking and/or car-camping experience, and interested in learning to go on multi-day overnight trips;
  • Beginner backpacker who wants to rapidly improve your know-how; or,
  • Intermediate backpacker who wants to refine your skills and/or modernize your gear.
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New Hampshire: Winter Backpack to Whiteface and Passaconaway

Join leaders for a 1-night winter backpack in the Sandwich Range where we will climb the icy cliffs of Mount Whiteface (4020’) and the great wooded dome of Mount Passaconaway (4043’), visiting viewpoints on Mounts Hibbard (2940’) and Wonalancet (2760’) on our return journey. This is a good trip for hikers with some winter hiking and overnight backpacking experience to gain more experience. Full winter gear required. 14 miles w/4500 feet of elevation. This is an Appalachian Mountain Club trip.

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New Hampshire: Winter Hike to Tom and Field

Join Leaders for a moderate winter day hike to Mount Tom and Mount Field, two of the New Hampshire 4000 footer peaks near Crawford Notch. Suitable for fit beginners who have completed one of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Winter Hiking training programs, this hike will be at a moderate pace with a book time of approx. 5 hours. Snowshoes and traction devices will be required. The hike will be a 7.35 mile loop with +2,377 feet of elevation gain. (L) Philip Werner, (CL/R) Bryan Jones ( This is an Appalachian Mountain Club trip.

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New Hampshire in Autumn

Backpacking with Trail Ambassadors in New Hampshire

Have you ever wanted to go backpacking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains in Autumn? If so, two of our Trail Ambassadors, Julie LePage and Philip Werner are seasoned volunteer trip leaders with the Appalachian Mountain Club and lead trips year-round which are open to club members and non-members alike. This September, Julie and Philip will […]

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