View Full Version : Summer Traverse

02-23-2009, 09:40 PM
Me and some friends are planning a Presi Traverse in late June or July. We are all experianced backpackers and have hiked in the Whites several times. We're on a low budget and cannot stay in huts.
Has anybody done this type of traverse? (I'm just curious the route you took)

We were looking at doing: Start At Dolly Copp>The Perch>Hermitt Lake>End At Highland Center.
Do any of you guys see any potenial problems with this (aside from the usual potential weather threat above treeline)?

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

02-24-2009, 06:33 PM
How many days do you want to be up there? Depending on direction I like Perch to Neuman or Neuman to Osgood. There is the possible option of the Dungeon in between. I wouldn't go into Hermit Lakes unless I had to or wanted to lengthen my trip.

02-24-2009, 08:36 PM
We are flexible. I was planning 2 nights on the mountain, 3 days hiking. The group has done 15 mile days on rugged terrain. I was thinking we could just fight through down to the highland center, but i guess if we are super sacked we could stay the night a neuman.

Bill O
02-25-2009, 06:27 PM
Three days and two nights is fine.

Traditionally most people start at Appalachia and hike to Crawford Notch or vice versa. Staying at Hermit Lake is a little out of the way. But, it's obviously much cheaper than staying at the AMC huts.

KD Talbot
02-25-2009, 06:43 PM
I have friends that knock it off in a day. I think I could do it, but not sure I would want to. Very demanding. I'd be a wreck for a few days after. Here's a good resource: