The White Mountains of New Hampshire were once called the “Crystal Hills” by the early settlers due to their granite faces that reflected sunlight in the valley below. They have been drawing tourists since the mid-1800s when most visitors made the trip from cities by train or horse-drawn carriages. At that time, families came to the Whites to spend a month or more enjoying the fresh air, wonderful hiking and lofty vistas. This trip is designed to give you an overview of what is available and introduce you to the diversity of the Whites. Hiking is the most traditional sport in the area and with over 1,200 miles of trail to choose from, the options are endless. We'll also take advantage of favorite local activities: kayaking the Pemi and biking the (downhill) biking trail, visiting the Flume and exploring the historic Mount Washington Hotel. Our pace will be leisurely to allow us to notice and enjoy the diversity of the forests and meadows and be awed and inspired by the vistas. Whether you are intrigued by forest flora and fauna, birds, waterfalls, mountain vistas, learning about the cultural history, or just seeking less traveled paths, you will quickly understand why the White Mountains continue to draw us to their beauty and majesty.
Maximum group size: 12
This trip is for women who want to enjoy the many different facets of New Hampshire’s White Mountains by foot, water and bike. Days will be full of activity. The option to relax at the hostel is always a possibility. If you choose to do all the activities offered, this trip has a rating of 3. Prior to beginning the trip, participants should be engaging in aerobic conditioning, such as walking vigorously up hills, using a treadmill or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes at least 3 - 4 times a week. Rating: 1 2  4 5
On this multisport adventure vacation, we'll combine moderate hiking, biking and kayaking with visiting some of the White Mountains' iconic destinations, including the Flume and the Mount Washington Hotel.
We will stay the entire week at The Notch Hostel, a large, well maintained hostel located just outside of Lincoln, NH. Accommodations will be shared, all single beds (no upper bunks). We will be occupying the 'shared' part of the hostel - plenty of beds to choose from, 'hanging out' space, ample areas for relaxing as well as both inside and outside dining areas where we will enjoy our home cooked meals through out the week. An indoor sauna is also available.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
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