Pemigewasset Wilderness I
Pemigewassett explores the largest Wilderness in the White Mountain National Forest, spanning from Franconia Notch all the way to Crawford Notch. The section of trail you will be hiking runs over some of the highest and most scenic mountains in New Hampshire outside the Presidential Range. You can watch the sunset from the summit of Garfield, take a dip in Ethan Pond, and spend some quality time up in the alpine zone. Stopping at AMC’s Galehead and Zealand Huts for lunch, breaks up the challenging trail. The steep climb to the summit of South Twin Mountain is worth the struggle because the views from the top are gorgeous. Next, you will find your way through the maze of boulders to the summit of Mount Guyot, one of the more remote peaks of the White Mountains. Guyot offers a panoramic view of the entire Pemigewassett Wilderness and on a nice day, you can even see as far as the Presidential Range. You wont be disappointed if you choose Pemigewassett as your trip!
Mileage: 22.5 miles
*Pemigewasset Wilderness I & II share the same itinerary, but are run in opposite directions.
Jess Nichols is a junior from Lincoln, Massachusetts. She is a Sociology major with an Education minor and concentrations in Public Health and African Studies. This spring she’s headed to Denmark to enjoy four months of pastries, furniture design, mermaid statues, salted licorice… oh and maybe dabble in some public health classes. Jess is involved in numerous activities at Bates including the Bonner Leader Program, Environmental Coalition and, of course, Outing Club! She likes to think of herself as a Tigger on the outside, but a Pooh on the inside.
Alex Weissman is junior from Madison, Connecticut. He is a Biochemistry major with concentrations in physics and archaeology. Alex is a member of the outing club and loves to go skiing, backpacking, ice climbing and mountain biking. He likes his job as the bates aquarium technician, and takes care of the salt water reef tank in Dana Chemistry Hall.