(October 2,3,4) Presidential Range Traverse

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips

Hey BUOCers!

Join us on a rad overnight in the White Mountains!


Disclaimer: There won’t be snow

Disclaimer Part 2: jk we can’t promise that


What: Hey BUOC! Next weekend (October 2-4) we are gonna be headed to the White Mountains for a two-night presidential traverse! This will be a very challenging but rewarding trip where we will hike the whole Presidential Range in the White Mountains which includes SEVEN 4000 footers!

Where/When: We will meet in the parking lot behind Marsh Plaza at 1pm on Friday (10/2), aiming to hike Jackson and get to our campsite by 8pm Friday night, hike most of the ridge Saturday during that day and hike down Sunday. We will get back by 5pm on Sunday (10/3).

Difficulty: Very difficult, 25+ miles.. this is not a hike to take lightly, backpacking experience required!

Price: $30 for members, $40 for non- members, free for drivers!

Packing List (* means we can provide it):

  • Backpacking pack*
  • Sleeping bag *
  • Sleeping pad *
  • 2 liters of water
  • Tupperware/ bowl with a spoon
  • Hiking boots (above the ankle)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with batteries *
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking pants
  • Fleece/sweatshirt/jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • A hat
  • Wool socks
  • BUOC and SAO waivers
  • Other things: sunscreen, bug spray, cameras, journals, etc‚Ķ

*BUOC can provide these items

Trip Leaders (contact for questions):

Robby Finan: robfinan@bu.edu

Gabe Messercola: gabriel4@bu.edu

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