Northern Presidential Range Traverse

A 2 day overnight trip covering Mt Madison, Mt Adams, then Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Clay and Mt Washington.

It’s a good warm up for the full traverse.  It’s more fun, and tags the higher summits.  We head up the Valley Way on Mt Madison and descend the Lion Head on Mt Washington.

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Bonus: No tent to carry!  We will spend the night at Grey Knob hut on Mt Adams.  There is a wood stove there that raises the temps over freezing, and you can cook out of the wind. So good!   This gives us a slightly easier night out of the wind, and better rest. This way we can punch out day 2.

Prerequisites:

  • 1 day Mt Washington Ascent
  • Experience using crampons and ice axe.
  • Fitness and Ability to carry a 40lbs. pack for 2 12 hour days and keep up with the guide.