Kit-Kats on the Kinsmans!

Leaders
Misha Badov (coB), Samantha Mandel (B), Taryn Johnson (coB)
Program
Winter School
Type
Hiking
Trip level
B
Trip date
Sunday, January 16th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Difficult
Prerequisites
Experience on similarly difficult 3-season or winter hikes, Fitness commensurate with 10 Miles and 3500 ft of elevation gain

We'll be heading to the White Mountains for a lovely hike up to the Kinsmans! This will be a difficult trip with 10 miles roundtrip and aprox. 3500 feet of elevation gain. Because Sunday will be cold (although not quite as cold as Saturday!), you should be confident in your fitness and able to keep up a steady moderate pace on an incline. Winter hiking newbies are welcome! If you didn’t make it on a trip last weekend, please be prepared to do a thorough gear review with the leaders so we can set you up for success.

Our plan is to start at the Mt. Kinsman Trailhead off of 116, and then head up the backside to North Kinsman Peak, with stops for fantastic views on Bald Peak. From there, we will summit North Kinsman, continue on to South Kinsman, and return the way we came. On the way down, if we have time, we will stop to see Kinsman Pond. This is the route: https://caltopo.com/m/212RH

Sunday is currently forecasted to be beautiful but very cold, so please bring plenty of layers! We’ll be able to practice using traction and face coverings for the semi-exposed summits. If you are interested in this hike, you should have experience with similarly difficult 3-season hiking. It will be cold, but beautiful!

There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting at the student center on Thursday to go over important trip info and gear.


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
6
Signups opened at
Jan. 12, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 13, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. Do you have any dietary restrictions?
  2. Please describe your three most recent 3-season hikes and when they took place. Please also describe your prior winter hiking experience, if any.
  3. What do you do on a weekly basis for exercise? Please be specific.
  4. What is your favorite part of winter?
Signups for this trip are closed.