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    Hey,
    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy/pr...-traverse.html

    KDT

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