Friday, November 30, 2007

Presidential Traverse

Last summer, my buddy Mark and I hiked the entire Presidential Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in one day. Configured in light and fast mode, I was geared up with my Gregory Z35 pack, Merrell Chameleon ll light hiking boots and Komperdell trekking polls. With a pre dawn start and some assistance from Mother Nature, we had a full, weather perfect day for hiking.

Quick stats:
Distance covered: 24 miles
Elevation gain: 9,075 feet
Peaks bagged: 11
Time to complete: 12 ½ hours
Gorp consumed: A lot

Here’s a quick video of some pics from the hike:

Here’s a google map of the route uploaded from my Garmin Forerunner 301:

Here’s a table of the trails we used, the peaks we summited along with the distances, elevations and time of each segment of the traverse:


A goal of ours is to run the entire trail section between the AMC huts in 24 hours. According to the AMC website it's a 56 mile trek and climbs a total elevation equivalent to Mt. Everest. With a little luck on our side, I think we can do it. We’ll see…


Lauren said...

Wow, I've been looking at this spreadsheet... that's a lot of cum time!

Lauren said...

Just kidding. You guys rock. I'll think of you next time I drag myself up the hour-long hike to the Jay Peak summit. said...

I'm heading up to hike the same traverse this week...Shoe choices are either low cut Merrell hiking shoe or running shoes...any recommendations? Out West I wouldn't think twice about running shoes...