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    Default Adams!

    Adams, (the second highest mountain in New England and the White Mountains, for those of you keeping track of such things) is awesome! Every bit as interesting as Washington and much less crowded. You can stay at the RMC Huts much cheaper than the AMC ones, too!

    http://www.randolphmountainclub.org/index.html

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    Talking Adams to Washington

    Actually many people do Adams and Washington in the same day hike. If you get the map that K.D. recommended you will see there are trails that leave from Appalachia parking lot on Rt. 2 that head up to Adams. Once up on the ridge you can climb Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay and then finish with Washington. This is an amazing day hike and can be easily done in a day.
    For camping you can drop off of Washington on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail and stay in one of the shelters at Hermit lake. Now the question how to get back to your car?? Follow the Tuckerman Ravine trail to Pinkham notch and either hitch a ride back (easy to get a ride in the parking lot) or take the offical shuttle back. This is an amazing hike and if only one hike could be done on the East coast this is the one I would recommended. Remember though weather can change everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    This will be invaluable in giving you what you need to know about the mountains, trails and trip planning in New Hampshire and includes tyvek maps.
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    Wow, the latest edition of the AMC guide book has tyvek maps? That's awesome. I will have to get one because my paper ones are starting to rip and I thought of laminating the pages but then the wouldn't pack well for a trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin rex
    Actually many people do Adams and Washington in the same day hike. If you get the map that K.D. recommended you will see there are trails that leave from Appalachia parking lot on Rt. 2 that head up to Adams. Once up on the ridge you can climb Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay and then finish with Washington. This is an amazing day hike and can be easily done in a day.
    For camping you can drop off of Washington on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail and stay in one of the shelters at Hermit lake. Now the question how to get back to your car?? Follow the Tuckerman Ravine trail to Pinkham notch and either hitch a ride back (easy to get a ride in the parking lot) or take the offical shuttle back. This is an amazing hike and if only one hike could be done on the East coast this is the one I would recommended. Remember though weather can change everything.
    Thats a ton of help because we want to do as much as we can in the given amount of time and that sounds like a great plan. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    Wow, the latest edition of the AMC guide book has tyvek maps?
    The new version has better updated maps (with the most useful addition being milage for trail segments) but they are sadly still paper. You can buy the Tyvek ones separately, but I actually like this one better. It's a single waterproof map for the whole White Mountain region and has the same level of trail details as the AMC version (for 1/3 the price).

    http://www.mountwashington.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products _id=17

    If you want the AMC Tyvek version you can get them here:

    http://amcstore.outdoors.org/amcstor...AAANOJABKEEEL&
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    I'll actually correct my last post. There is the Centennial Edition of the White Mountain Guide which includes the Tyvek maps instead of the paper ones.

    http://amcstore.outdoors.org/amcstor...N&dept_id=3045

    The bad news is that it costs $50 which is basically the same as the cost of the standard version plus the separate Tyvek maps
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman
    I'll actually correct my last post. There is the Centennial Edition of the White Mountain Guide which includes the Tyvek maps instead of the paper ones.

    http://amcstore.outdoors.org/amcstor...N&dept_id=3045

    The bad news is that it costs $50 which is basically the same as the cost of the standard version plus the separate Tyvek maps
    Thanks for sharing that . I looked for them at Amazon.com but they don't have any. I guess they are too new to be used already. Not enough of them out there. I'll just have to save my nickels for one.
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    So I have seen that you can stay in the huts, but is there tent camping permitted?

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    Default Tenting

    Only in designated areas. Valley Way, Hermit Lake, Osgood and near some of the RMC's Huts. A map would show you where all of these are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msiesco
    So I have seen that you can stay in the huts, but is there tent camping permitted?
    Not like you might be used to out west. Too many people in a relatively small and fragile environment. I encourage people to stick to the designated tent sites. I'll let somebody else chime in with their personal favorites.
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