Presidential Range Traverse I
What better way to start a fresh beginning before college and meeting your classmates by working together to scale New Hampshire’s highest peaks? The Presidential Range includes the highest peaks in the Northeast and by taking this trip you will trek up Tuckerman’s Ravine, and summit Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay, Mt. Madison, and maybe even Mt. Adams. This hike calls for experienced hikers who are able to keep up with the strenuous trek over the Presidential Range of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This string of summits offer spectacular panoramic views and you will never get bored of the trail, seeing that nearly half of this traverse occurs above tree line. Joining forces with the opposing Presies trip on the second night out strengthens friendships and allows for the opportunity to meet more Batesies. You won’t be disappointed with your decision to embark on this journey!
*Presidential Range Traverse I & II share the same itinerary, but are run in opposite directions.
Clara Marie Maeder was born and raised in Washington DC. She is a Senior at Bates, a Politics major and an Education and Spanish double minor. Clara loves brushing her teeth while crossing her eyes and playing with puppies. Clara plays ultimate frisbee and is a proud member of BEAM (Bates Energy Action Movement) and NMFC (Nick Michaud Fan Club). Currently spending her junior year abroad in Bolivia and Chile, she will hopefully still speak English upon her return to Bates.
Nicholas Roy Michaud hails from THE County, also know as Aroostook County, in Northern Maine. He is a Junior, Sociology major and Philosophy minor. He is on the Nordic Ski Team and loves meeting people (ex. “Hi I’m Nick, who are you?!”). He is interested in community development and education. He has many leather bound books. Nick speaks English and will hopefully still be able to when Aesop rolls around.