Cabot snowshoeing in the firs

Leaders
Bjorn Poonen (B), Jason Jong (C)
WIMP
Caitlin Mehl
Program
Winter (outside IAP)
Type
Hiking
Trip level
B
Trip date
Sunday, February 6th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Difficult
Prerequisites
Physical condition for a hike of this length, and winter hiking experience.

Snowshoeing in the wild north country! Mt. Cabot is the northernmost NH 4000-footer, the highest peak in the Pilot Range, deep in fern-filled fir forests, but with views near the summit.

Hike: 9.6 miles, 2900 ft. elevation gain. See https://caltopo.com/m/01V3D

Our required pre-trip meeting will be Thursday at 8pm on the 4th floor of the MIT Student Center. If everyone is feeling ambitious then, we could instead plan a Mt. Cabot loop hike via The Horn (rocky peak with panoramic views) and Unknown Pond - that would add 2 miles and necessitate an earlier start.

We’ll leave Cambridge very early Sunday morning and stop for a quick breakfast along the way.


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
7
Signups opened at
Feb. 1, 2022, 5:41 p.m.
Signups closed at
Feb. 3, 2022, 4 p.m.
Notes
  1. What is the longest hike you have done, in any season, during the past year?
  2. What winter hiking experience do you have?
  3. What kind of exercise do you do regularly?
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