Winter Fun at Liberty and Flume

Leaders
Aditya Yadav (CoB), Osman Ahsen (C), Tilly Taylor (B coC)
Trip level
B
Trip date
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Difficulty rating
Difficult
Prerequisites
Past winter hiking experience and a moderate level of fitness

Please join us as we explore two of the beautiful peaks of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Our plan is to start from the Flume Visitor Center parking lot, then hike the Liberty Spring Trail to reach Mt. Liberty (4459'). After enjoying the panoramic views on Mt. Liberty (and feeling a bit sad about not being on the Franconia Ridge), we will continue to Mt. Flume (4328') if time permits. A winter school classic!

Distance is 8.6 miles (round-trip) for Mt. Liberty or 10.6 miles if we hit Mt. Flume, with an elevation gain of ~3,000'. This will be a strenuous hike due to mileage and elevation gain, hence you are strongly recommended to have previous winter hike experience and be in reasonably good shape.

We will be using microspikes and possibly crampons. It will be a very cold/windy day and there will be some exposed sections at the summits, so we would have to have full set of layers and exposure protection gadgets.

Trip Itinerary

Saturday, 5 am: Meet at MIT student center turnaround and start driving to trailhead at Flume Visitor Center parking lot ( https://goo.gl/maps/82fzfdMYLLx )

Saturday, 7 am: Stop at Dunkin’s at Lincoln ( https://goo.gl/maps/5hkV3LtcbQo ) for a very efficient hot water fill and quick breakfast (please come prepared to move quickly!)

Saturday, 7:45 am: Arrive at trailhead at Flume Visitor Center parking lot ( https://goo.gl/maps/82fzfdMYLLx )

Saturday, 8:00 am: Hike starts -- up Liberty Spring Trail to Mt Liberty, then time depending, over to Flume

Saturday, 1:30 pm: Turnaround time

Saturday, 5:00 pm: Return to car, drive back to Boston (option to stop for dinner on way home)


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
7
Signups opened at
Jan. 9, 2019, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 10, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
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