Above treeline - French Fromage on Franconia

Florian Pagnoux (C coS), Josh Bradshaw (B coC), Kelly Kochanski (B coC coS)
Winter School
Trip level
Trip date
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
Difficulty rating
Previous winter hiking experience. Previous 3-season or winter hiking experience with similar or higher distance and elevation gain. Stoke!

The Franconia ridge is one of the most iconic hikes of the Whites, with amazing views on both sides, and 2 miles of really fun above treeline exposed terrain!

The hike is an 8 miles loop with about 4000ft in elevation gain. Full skin coverage is required for the above treeline section: goggles, balaclava, warm gloves, etc.

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/EP1V0

If weather and temperature allow, we'll take a break on the way down for a cheese degustation!


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Jan. 19, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 20, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
  1. Tell us about your favorite winter hikes so far!
  2. What's a strenuous hike (winter or 3-season) than you especially enjoyed?
  3. Have you every hiked above treeline during winter in the NorthEast before?
  4. What's your favorite kind of cheese? Bonus point if it's French, or from any other country bordering the Alps. Cheddar is NOT a valid answer. Vegan alternatives accepted if they're cheesy enough.
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