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SPECIAL EVENT:

2-Day Pemi Loop

Oct. 12-13, 2023 | $750/person | 5 Person Max

2-Day Pemi Loop, starting and ending at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead in Lincoln, NH, spanning the Pemi Wilderness.

50% deposit at time of booking, the remaining 50% should be paid the week of the event.

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Distance

29.5 miles

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Elevation Gain

10,000 ft

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Hike Score

762

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Time on Feet

22:00 hours

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Expected Pace

46:00 min/mile

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Guineafowl Adventure Company is guiding a 2-Day / 1-Night Pemi Loop where we will stay in AMC-managed Galehead Hut at night, and hike the entirety of the Pemi Loop over the course of two days! 

The Pemi Loop is known as one of the most beautiful and rigorous hikes in the country, with miles of breathtaking above-treeline ridge hiking, unforgettable views of the White Mountain National Forest and of course the satisfying achievement of summiting ten of New Hampshire’s famous 4,000-footers all in a single adventure!  

This trek is for experienced hikers who want to push their limits and challenge themselves to some serious distance and elevation gain!  We have structured the hike so that our first day is our longest, and the distance and difficulty ramps down for the second day, offering more time to relax and explore some spur trails as well in the second day of our journey!  
 

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

 

Day 1 (10/5/23) : Lincoln Woods to Galehead Hut

Start your day at the famous Lincoln Woods trailhead and cross the suspension bridge over the Pemigewasset River – and you are on your way!  This first day spans 16 miles of terrain, where you will summit Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Lafayette and Mt. Garfield!   This is an incredible day of above-treeline hiking as over 3 miles of your time is spent on Franconia Ridge where you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the entire White Mountain National Forest!  Spend the night at the AMC Managed Galehead Hut and get the well-deserved hot dinner, fresh baked dessert and blissful sleep your body will be craving! 


Day 2 (10/6/23): Galehead Hut to Lincoln Woods

Today’s hike can span anywhere from 13 to 17 miles depending on how many extra mountains you want to explore!  We will leave the AMC Galehead Hut right after breakfast after topping off our hydration and finishing our coffee.  From Galehead Hut, there is an optional out-and-back to summit Galehead Mountain, and then it’s on to the toughest climb of the Pemi Loop, the climb up to South Twin Mountain!  After summting South Twin, there is an optional 2.6 mile out-and-back to North Twin as well!  The final above treeline leg of day 2 ascends Mount Guyot and then makes our way over to one of the best views in the entire White Mountain National Forest – the magnificent view off of Bondcliff!  After enjoying Bondcliff, the vast majority of the remaining distance is gradually downhill and flat as we descend below treeline for our last time and cross meandering streams and ultimately follow the old train trusses back to Lincoln Woods.  The downhill hiking will be relaxing and the pace on the flat terrain out to Lincoln Woods can be taken as quickly or slowly as your body wants after two intense days of above treeline exploring!

RESERVATION DETAILS

 

Specs:
  • 2-Days / 1-Night

  • Approximate Hike Distance: 29.5 miles

  • Approximate Elevation Gained: 10,000’

  • Total Spots: 5 clients

  • Cost: $750 per person

  • Terms: 50% deposit upon booking / 50% due the week of the trek

What is included in your trip:
  1. Round Trip Transportation from Greater Boston area with stops made to pick up / drop off anywhere along  from Greater Boston to our Trailhead

  2. Reservation for overnight accommodations at AMC Galehead Hut*

  3. Knowledgeable, Friendly, Experienced and Safety Trained guide(s) who have successfully completed multiple Pemi Loopss as well as thousands of miles across the White Mountain National Forest

  4. Backpack with hydration, snacks, safety and convenience items and trekking poles (if requested)

Refund Policy

Up until two weeks to the trip, full refund less any cancellation fees applied by the AMC as part of their own refund policy for hut reservation cancellations. If cancellation is required inside of two weeks prior to our hike, we will refund 80% of the total trip cost, less any cancellation fees applied by the AMC Refund Policy. If Guineafowl can fill the cancellation, we will refund the remaining 20% of the total cost. If no replacement can be found, Guineafowl will keep the 20% balance as a cancellation fee.

Weather Policy

Guineafowl hikes rain or shine! Be prepared for inclement weather while hiking in the White Mountains. If it is determined that the weather will be dangerously inclement, we will do all in our power to reschedule our event to avoid dangerous weather. If dangerous weather is unavoidable and our reschedule date will not work for your schedule, a full refund will be given.

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