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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Jul 21, 2013
3:00 PM
You will be staying at the Appalachian Mountain Club Joe Dodge Lodge that night.
Location: Appalachian Mountain Club Joe Dodge Lodge
Nearest city or town: Gorham, NH
Nearest highway: 93
Nearest airport: Portland, Maine

End of Program
Jul 26, 2013
1:30 PM
You will be staying at the Appalachian Mountain Club Lakes of the Clouds Hut the night before.
Location: Appalachian Mountain Club Joe Dodge Lodge
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Lodge

Description: Operating since the 1920s, this lodge is steeped in history for providing wonderful mountain hospitality and for its close proximity to some of the best hiking in the eastern US. Located at the base of the eastern slopes of Mount Washington, the lodge is the ideal location to use as a base camp for numerous adventures. The hike up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to the famed back-country ski area of Tuckerman Ravine starts at the lodge, and the Appalachian Trail passes directly between the lodge and the visitor center. These are just a few of the hiking choices and are among other North American classic hikes and climbs.

Contact info:
361 Route 16
Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Gorham, NH 03581 USA
phone: 603-466-2727
web: www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/pinkham/

Room amenities: There are no T.V.s and no phones in rooms. There is limited cellular phone service and a pay phone in the lodge. Guest can receive messages through the front desk

Facility amenities: 2-4 bunk rooms, family rooms with various configurations, and some double rooms. Bathrooms are provided dorm-style and separated by gender. There is a Lowa boots demo center providing hiking boots for guests to try out. These boots are complimentary for the guests to use.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathrooms are dorm-style on each hallway for separate genders

Additional nights before: see below
Bunk accommodations: $58.98/adult & $33.08/child Family rooms: $67.70/adult & $33.08/child

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Field Station

Description: The highest and most popular hut in the chain, Lakes of the Clouds Hut is located on the southern shoulder of Mount Washington, NH. This hut offers sweeping views, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and proximity to rare alpine flowers. Elevation: 5,050 feet

Contact info:
361 Route 16
Gorham, NH 03581 USA
phone: 603-466-2727
web: www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/huts/huts-lakes.cfm

Room amenities: no T.V.s, no electricity, no phones, no heat...but amazing experience staying in the Alpine zone on Mount Washington!

Facility amenities: AMC Huts are in back-country locations and are “off the grid” – our ability to operate at remote locations depends on the cooperation of guests. This hut is operated by wind and solar power mostly. --Co-ed bunk rooms, within hut, sleeps 90 in coed bunk rooms for 6, 8, 12, or 15 people. --Huts are not heated, so please bring warm clothes, with separate washrooms with toilets and cold running water --There are no electrical outlets – energy reserved for emergency communications, kitchen, and lighting of common areas. --Bunk rooms have no lighting – bring a headlamp or flashlight. --Carry In/Carry Out all trash and recyclables. --Bunk with pillow and three wool blankets provided – bring sheets, sleep sack or lightweight sleeping bag (full-service season). Blankets not provided during self-service season – bring an appropriately rated sleeping bag. Meal Service --Dinner served family style at 6:00PM sharp, includes fresh bread, soup, salad, entrée, and dessert. Entrées include hearty fare such as stuffed shells, chicken, lasagna, baked ham, chicken parmesan, and turkey dinner with trimmings. Child-friendly meal options available at all huts - talk to our staff at check-in. With advance notice, we can accommodate dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets. --Breakfast is served at 7:00 AM and includes either eggs or pancakes, plus hot cereal, fruit, and breakfast meat like bacon or sausage, coffee or tea. --Resident staff available with trail information and weather reports. --Small retail store with safety items, snacks, souvenirs. --Informative displays and daily educational programs.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: dorm-style with cold running water (no showers) separated by gender

Check out time: 10:30 AM

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
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