Huffing it up the Hancocks

Leaders
Andrew Fasano (he/him) (B coC), Daniel S. DeLuca (B coI coS), Misha Badov (coB)
Program
Winter School
Type
Hiking
Trip level
B
Trip date
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Difficult
Prerequisites
Previous winter hiking experience

We’ll be hiking up the Hancocks, two of New Hampshire’s 4000-footers! This will be a physically moderate/difficult trip with a gain of ~2600’ over 8.5 miles. The trail starts out fairly flat, but gets steep towards the end. Additionally, there will be a steep descent, providing a great opportunity to work on your traction and/or butt-sledding skills.

It’s going to be very cold on Saturday (around -8 F or -22 C), so we will aim to maintain a brisk pace. The hike itself is not too strenuous, but because of the conditions, this will be a difficult trip. Good physical fitness is necessary and previous Winter hiking experience is required. Prior experience layering on cold hikes is especially important.

A mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place in-person on Thursday before the lecture. We’ll go over all necessary gear and provide an opportunity for rentals.

Route: https://caltopo.com/m/0E9S
Weather: https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Hancock-New-Hampshire/forecasts/1335


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
7
Signups opened at
Jan. 12, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 13, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. What is your previous Winter hiking experience?
  2. What’s the coldest temperature you’ve hiked in before?
Signups for this trip are closed.