Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your Hotel and spend an evening at leisure before you meet your Appalachian Mountain Guides tomorrow morning.Sheraton Boston (No Meals)
- 9 Days / 8 Nights
- July to September
- Round trip scheduled flights
- Accommodations as specified
- 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
- Transportation in a custom-made vehicle
- Tour leader and specialist guides
- In-Depth tour
From £2159 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
This morning, leave Boston for the start of your backcountry walking adventure in the beautiful White Mountains National Forest in the East. You’ll meet your Appalachian Mountain Guides and your fellow tour companions for a welcome meeting, where your guides will brief you on the adventure ahead. After lunch, you will enjoy an easy four and a half mile hike which is a great way to get to know your group and stretch your legs before heading into the stunning White Mountains National Forest. Your accommodations throughout the week are the White Mountain huts located in the stunning natural beauty of the national forest.
Start the day early with a drive to the Gale River Trailhead and hike up to the Garfield Ridge. Your destination is Galehead Hut, which is the most remote of the White Mountain huts and boasts stunning views from the porch. After arriving at the hut, climb the summit of Mount Galehead before dinner. Later, have your camera at the ready for a picture-perfect sunset over this surreal landscape.
Today you’ll reach South Twin, a wonderful section of the trail, and ascend the 350 metres to a beautiful vantage point. En route to the next hut, you’ll scale the trail over Mount Guyot and Mount Zealand. Along the way, you’ll pass lakes on the trail where you can take a dip to cool off. In the evening you can enjoy talks conducted by the hut hosts who are specialists in the flora and fauna of the area.
Choose to hike one of the oldest maintained trails in the USA, the Crawford Path, or climb to the summit of the ‘Southern Presidential Peaks’ on the Webster Cliff Trail, part of the official Appalachian Trail. The Crawford Path is a hike along the Webster Cliff Trail and allows you the opportunity to summit Mount Webster and Mount Jackson.
Today you’ll hike to the wonderfully named Lakes of the Clouds Hut. This is the highest hut on the tour and you’ll be treated to some incredible views of the Presidential Range. The Webster Cliff Trail goes from the hut up to summit of Mount Clinton. Just beyond the summit, you pick up the Crawford Path to go over Mount Eisenhower, Mount Franklin, and Mount Monroe. In the afternoon you’ll hike up to Mount Washington, famed for its incredible views.
Hike along the backbone of the Presidential Range where you’ll be in for a real treat. With the opportunity to take on a selection of peaks, make sure you also take the short and easy hike to Star Lake, which offers beautiful reflecting views of Mount Madison.
This morning you’ll have the chance to summit Mount Madison or take a less strenuous route back down. When returning from Mount Madison down the Air Line, you’ll enjoy excellent views of King Ravine. In the late afternoon, make your way back towards Boston where your tour with Grand American Adventures ends at 17:00.
There’ll be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer independently back to the airport for your flight home.
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