Hostel and Hiking Weekend: Baldfaces and Waumbek

Trip dates: Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for two days of summer hiking and two nights in a comfortable hostel outside Gorham, NH. Saturday, we'll hike the Baldface Circle Trail, which the White Mountain Guide calls the "one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains." Traveling clockwise, we'll ascend steep ledges en route to South Baldface, cross about 4 miles of open and exposed terrain including the summit of North Baldface and then complete our loop via the Bicknell Ridge Trail. We'll visit scenic Emerald Pool on our return. Sunday, we'll hike Mt. Waumbek, a NH 4000'er. We'll enjoy a group dinner on Saturday night.

The Baldface loop is about 10 miles with 3600' elevation gain and significant rock scrambles. Participants should be fit and experienced hikers who are comfortable with ledges and scrambling and should describe this experience when registering. Mt. Waumbek is a 7.2 mile round trip with 2650' elevation gain. Poor weather will alter our itinerary.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
Elizabeth A White
Keith Watling
Peter Monnes
AMC Destination: 
Cold River Camp
Trip country: 
Trip difficulty: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Fee includes: 
Two nights hostel lodging plus one group dinner.
Creation date: 
2018-04-11 20:46:57.0
Last updated: 
2018-08-04 09:33:32.913