Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking – Presidential Peaks

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Dates: Jul-Sep - see all dates

Total Days: 4

Activity Level: 4

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Price:

2014

REI member: $570

Non-member: $620

2015

REI member: $600

Non-member: $675

Trip Dates:

2014

  • Jul 10–13 Sold out
  • Jul 24–27
  • Jul 31 – Aug 3 Sold out
  • Aug 7–10
  • Aug 28–31
  • Sep 4–7
  • Sep 18–21

2015

  • Jul 9–12
  • Jul 23–26
  • Jul 30 – Aug 2
  • Aug 6–9
  • Aug 27–30
  • Sep 3–6
  • Sep 10–13
  • Sep 17–20

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Group Size: 4-12

Activity Level: 4

Activities:

  • Hiking

Accommodations:

One night - AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch; 2 nights - rustic shared-room bunkhouse lodging at AMC huts.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike the famous Appalachian Trail, full of brilliant Northeastern scenery
  • Summit peaks like Mt. Washington
  • Stay in charming, remote mountain huts

Journey through the dramatic high peaks of New Hampshire's White Mountains on this guided hut-to-hut hike. We follow along the iconic Appalachian Trail, in addition to exploring some of the other most picturesque routes this region has to offer. As we progress along the trail each day, we'll experience the challenging and rewarding terrain this rugged area has to offer. Weather permitting, we'll summit Mount Washington!

Along the way, we'll take in incredible sweeping vistas, study rare alpine vegetation, bask in gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and experience the charm and camaraderie of these remote mountain huts. While our packs will be relatively light by normal backpacking standards, the trails we follow and the unpredictable mountain weather promise to provide a challenge to even the most seasoned outdoor enthusiast!

Looking for another option on the Appalachian Trail? Check out our Pemigewasset Wilderness hut-to-hut hiking trip.

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 - Meet for dinner and pre-trip orientation in the White Mountains.
  • Day 2 - Hike to Mizpah Springs Hut, summit Mt. Jackson.
  • Day 3 - Experience a "Day of Summits!"
  • Day 4 - We work our way down to beautiful Ammonoosuc River to the trailhead.

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Trip Itinerary and Details

Important Notice: Day 1 is the day you should plan to arrive at the meeting point for the trip. This may require departing your hometown one or more days in advance and traveling on an overnight flight.

  • Day 1 - Meet for dinner and pre-trip orientation in the White Mountains.

    The trip begins today in New Hampshire's breathtaking White Mountains. We meet at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch; plan on arriving anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to check in and get comfortable. Lodge staff can recommend short hikes before dinner. Meet as a group in the dining room for our 6:00 p.m. family-style dinner. We stay at the lodge tonight before starting out on our hiking route tomorrow. Dinner included.

  • Day 2 - Hike to Mizpah Springs Hut, summit Mt. Jackson.

    Following breakfast, we walk to the trailhead of the oldest maintained hiking trail in the United States, and begin a gradual ascent up to the Mizpah Springs Hut (3,800 ft.). The hike is moderately difficult, so we can take time to pause at a small waterfall along our route, as well as take breaks to enjoy our guides' insights on the history of the area and the youngest hut in the Whites. We arrive at Mizpah Springs hut in the early afternoon, drop off some of our pack weight on our bunk beds, and—weather permitting—head out to summit Mt. Jackson and/or Mt. Webster. There may be time to relax before dinner with one of the hut's assortment of games. All meals included.

    Hiking: 5.4 miles; 4-5 hours. Elevation: 2,109 ft. gain, 252 ft. loss

  • Day 3 - Experience a "Day of Summits!"

    Our day starts with a climb to Mt. Pierce, the first of today's many summits. The rest of the trip is almost exclusively above tree line and goes over Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Franklin, and Mt. Monroe. Enjoy the abundance of rare alpine plants and flowers as the Crawford Path follows the ridgeline, continuously gaining elevation while approaching Mt. Washington. If hikers are still feeling good, we can drop most of our gear at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut (the highest in the chain) and take small daypacks to the summit of Mt. Washington. If you'd like to summit, be prepared for a 3-mile roundtrip from the hut with an elevation gain (and then loss) of almost 1,300 feet. Oftentimes, if the weather forecast looks better for the next day, a trip to the summit may be planned for after breakfast, before heading back down to the trailhead. All meals included.

    Hiking: 4.6 miles; 5 hours. Elevation gain/loss: 1,235 ft.

    Optional Mt. Washington summit, add 3 miles; Time: 2-3 hours; Elevation gain/loss: 1,300 ft.

  • Day 4 - We work our way down to beautiful Ammonoosuc River to the trailhead.

    Early risers can take in the gorgeous sunrise views that our accommodations afford before fueling up with a hearty breakfast. The first mile and a half down from the hut are relatively steep – surefootedness is required! There are some impressive waterfalls, pools, and cliffs along our route today and most hikers will take this section rather slowly as both a measure of caution and to allow ample time to soak up the beauty of our surroundings. The final 1.5 miles of the trail flattens out considerably and follows the Ammonoosuc River to the trailhead. If you're in the mood for a dip, we'll pass some great swimming spots!

    We plan to arrive back at our starting point between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. today, and lunch can be purchased at the lodge for those wishing to eat before heading home. Trip participants are also welcome to stay an additional night at the AMC member rate discount to rest before leaving at trip's end; reservations should be made prior to arrival if possible. If you are flying home tonight, please allow extra time for uncertainties or delays. Breakfast included.

    Hiking: 3.1 miles; 3 hours. Elevation loss: 2,512 ft.

Accommodations Note:

On this trip we stay in AMC huts and lodges that highlight the beauty of the White Mountains. The Highland Center at Crawford Notch is a comfortable lodge with well-equipped common rooms. This eco-friendly lodge has heated, shared bedrooms and shared bathrooms with hot showers and towels. Phones and wireless Internet access are available in some locations. The final two nights we stay in more rustic huts along the trail. Each hut is unique, but we sleep in unheated bunkhouses where blankets and pillows are provided. Bathrooms have composting toilets. A small store is available to purchase snacks and other incidentals. After a full day of hiking, these huts and lodges offer a good night's sleep in a beautiful setting.

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedules listed above, these itineraries are subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions.  This can include changes in the huts to be used, trails to be hiked, etc.  This trip is operated rain or shine.

Important Information about Air Travel

Contact REI Adventures prior to purchasing your airline tickets to confirm that the trip has the minimum number of participants required to operate.

Price Includes

All accommodations; meals as noted in the daily itinerary; professional guiding; taxes; transportation to and from trailheads when required; gratuity for the hut crews (though you may always opt to give more if you like).

Not Included

Transportation from your hometown to group meeting point; insurance of any kind; alcoholic beverages; soft drinks; guide gratuities and items of a personal nature.

Qualifications

This trip is rated Vigorous (4). The hiking portions of the trip involve carrying a 15–25 lb. backpack over steep, rocky, sometimes exposed terrain with elevation gain and loss of 3,000ft, and up to 8 miles daily. To maximize your enjoyment of the trip and to avoid sore muscles, we suggest that you engage in a regular exercise regimen beginning at least three months prior to your departure. Most important to your overall enjoyment is your overall fitness level.

Closet Airport(s)

Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH – 115 miles, 2.25 hours

Transfers

There is no reliable transfer service from any airport to our meeting place.  Anticipate renting a car if flying in for this weekend getaway.

Weather

Daytime temperatures usually range between 60-80 degrees F, with evening temperatures dropping to the 40s and 50s.  Late-season trips, such as our last October departure, should be expected to experience colder temperatures and prepare adequately.  Thunderstorms are a possibility at any time in the mountains making adequate raingear a necessity.

Single Travelers

Accommodations are bunk-style huts along the routes we hike. Each hut has a number of rooms, each one sleeping several people in bunks. As such, private rooms are not available on any of our departures. There are no additional single fees assessed for single travelers.

General Information

This trip is subject to the booking information set forth in the current REI Adventures Weekend Reservation Information. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A full gear list and detailed pre-trip information is sent upon sign-up. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance through REI Adventures. If coverage is purchased at the time of your initial reservation, the 'Pre-existing Conditions Exclusion' is waived (certain exclusions apply).

We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Why wait? Space is limited, reserve your adventure today.

Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking – Presidential Peaks Gear List

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering.  To obtain maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection.  This gear list has been created to help you choose equipment for the trip.  Try to bring only what is necessary - this will help you and the field staff. 

Weather

Daytime temperatures usually range between 60-80 degrees F, with evening temperatures dropping to the 40s and 50s.  Late-season trips, such as our last October departure, should be expected to experience colder temperatures and prepare adequately.  Thunderstorms are a possibility at any time in the mountains making adequate raingear a necessity.

Gear Checklist

Provided Gear
  • Trip leader first aid kit
Hiking Gear
  • Backpack: 35 - 40 litre​
  • Pack cover – waterproof
Sleeping Gear
  • Sleeping Bag or linens​
Outerwear
  • Rain jacket and pants, lightweight, waterproof and breathable
Clothing
  • Midweight fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Mid- or lightweight thermal top and bottom, synthetic or wool
  • Hiking pants, quick-drying, lightweight (zip-off legs are great)
  • Hiking shorts, quick-drying, lightweight
  • T-shirts, synthetic
  • Underwear
  • Hiking socks, 3 pairs
Clothing Accessories
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Bandana
  • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves
Footwear
  • Hiking boots: sturdy, stiff-soled, well broken-in, rising above the ankle (these are a necessity for hiking on this trip!)
  • Camp shoes or sandals for evenings
  • Moleskin or other feet first aid
Travel Accessories
  • Two 1-quart water bottles or hydration system equivalent
  • Headlamp with spare batteries and bulb
  • Sunglasses and retainer strap
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Personal medications
  • Insect repellent (small, packable)
  • Toiletry kit: roll of toilet paper, toothbrush & paste, pack towel (think light!)
  • Personal first-aid kit, small and light
Optional Field Gear
  • Trekking poles (highly recommended)
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera
  • Extra warm clothing for late season departures, such as a down vest or jacket

Feel free to give us a call at (800) 622-2236 should you have any questions regarding the gear list. The staff at our stores and Direct Sales (800-426-4840) will also be happy to help you with gear questions. Or check out www.rei.com/learn. The Expert Advice section on our "Learn" page has great information to help you prepare for your trip.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.2

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Guides (15)
  • Food (14)
  • Accommodations (12)
  • Activity level (11)
  • Group camaraderie (11)

Cons

  • Activity level (3)

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      • Avid adventurer (8), Casual adventurer (8)
      • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
      • I liked the itinerary (13), All the details planned for me (11), Active adventures (9), Destination (9), Good value (8)

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    4.0

    husband brags was the best vacation ever

    By Teri

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

    • Activity Level
    • AMAZING guides
    • Exceeded Expectations
    • Food
    • Group Camaraderie
    • Guides
    • Hearty Food
    • Let Me Borrow Gear
    • Once in a Lifetime Experience
    • Quality Equipment Provided
    • Well Organized Itinerary

    Cons

    • Accommodations

    Best Uses

      Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

      the meals were extremely hearty with good company at the huts. I would have preferred to been able to reserve a group of bunks together at the hut as sleeping 2 feet away from a stranger was a little weird for me. The guides were down to earth and a lot of fun to be around. They made a rainy, windy muddy day fun.

      • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
      • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Commitment to Sustainability, Destination, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
      • Why did you choose this trip?:
      • My husband and I both like to hike however I don't like to camp, the huts provided a compromise. I love how everything was planned for us and they had extremely experienced guides that went at our pace and reminded us this was our trip.
      • What was the highlight of your trip?:
      • day two was challenging as it was windy, rainy and cold and muddy and we had 7 miles to go up a mountain. I would never have done this at home but on this adventure you go rain or shine. Guides made it fun and we laughed at our muddy selves. I felt very accomplished at the end of that hike. Day 3 the sun can out and we had a awesome hike back.
      • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
      • Pack light, husband would have liked to pack a beer or two in his backpack for the end of the day like the other hikers did. Earplugs are needed in the huts. Bring lots of waterproof baggies to take your trash back down to the lodge with you. Bring baby wipes as there are no showers. Treking poles are necessary
       
      5.0

      Challenging, rewarding, and fun

      By AmyinDC

      from Washington, DC

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      Pros

      • Accommodations
      • Activity Level
      • Exceeded Expectations
      • Food
      • Group Camaraderie
      • Guides
      • Quality Equipment Provided

      Cons

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          Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

          Our guides Stefan and Bill were top notch. I cannot say enough good things about them. They were friendly, patient, smart, enthusiastic, attentive, and professional. I hope their boss(es) see this :) Thanks, guys!!

          • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
          • All the Details Planned for Me, Commitment to Sustainability, Destination, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
          • Why did you choose this trip?:
          • I have been section hiking the AT on and off over the last 7 years or so. I thought it would be nice to have someone else plan the itinerary, food, transportation, etc. for me this time. I love REI and have never been disappointed in their classes, seminars, products, etc. so I figured I couldn't go wrong...and I was right!
          • What was the highlight of your trip?:
          • Meeting people who love to be outdoors, travel, meet new people, and relish in being away from the office, computers, etc. for a few days..that was the best part. The hikes were awesome, of course. Summiting Mt. Washington was a thrill but hitting all the other summits were great too! I was amazed at the quality of accommodations at the AMC huts; they provided a great refuge after long hikes.
          • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
          • I would say be ready for some tough hiking. Do the training, heed the trip reviews, listen to your REI rep's advice on how to prepare. Check and re-check the gear list but rest assured if you forgot something or want to leave some stuff behind, you will have the chance to do that on the first night. The guides and other staff at the AMC Highland Center really take care of you on this one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          My first backpacking trip!

          By Jutta

          from Montgomery, Texas

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          Pros

          • Accommodations
          • Activity Level
          • Food
          • Guides
          • Once in a Lifetime Experience
          • Well Organized Itinerary

          Cons

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              Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

              The hikes were difficult since they were steep and over very rough terrain. I would have benefitted from more practice carrying my pack going up and down stairs but skipping a step or two. Also, my backpack was an older model borrowed from a friend. It was heavy, bulky and overall very uncomfortable. I recommend spending the money and buying a brand-new backpack and have it fitted for your body. Pack a sleeping bag liner I/o a sleeping bag if at all possible. It eliminates extra weight and bulk.

              • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
              • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me
              • Why did you choose this trip?:
              • Someone recommended traveling with REI. Since I traveled alone I enjoyed having company and activities planned out for me.
              • What was the highlight of your trip?:
              • I enjoyed the last day of the trip because of the beautiful terrain. We actually hiked through the forest and saw some beautiful waterfalls. It also helped that the weather that day was absolutely gorgeous.
              • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
              • Although it was not a rock climbing trip I often felt that's what I was on. Be sure to be mentally ready to do some heavy duty boulder climbing.
               
              5.0

              A Really Beautiful Trip

              By MelOnWheels

              from Louisville, KY

              About Me Avid Adventurer

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              Pros

              • Appalachian Trail Hiking
              • A Slice Of At Hiking
              • Challenging But Fun
              • Group Camaraderie
              • Guides
              • Scenic Beauty

              Cons

              • Bedding
              • Severe Weather

              Best Uses

                Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

                Even though the airline screwed up and lost my bag, the AMC staff and REI crew helped get me outfitted between renting and buying and I had an excellent time. Highlights are terrain and views and challenge and meeting like-minded outdoor folks. Not so great: being wet and/or super hot and/or freezing but that's what one has to be prepped for in the outdoors.

                • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Commitment to Sustainability, Destination, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary, Recommended by a Friend, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                • Why did you choose this trip?:
                • I have wanted to hike the Whites, specifically the Presidential Range, for some time. I love REI products, so I decided to try the travel piece upon recommendation from a friend I met during a Yosemite trip with a different outfitter.
                • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                • All of it. Camaraderie was amazing and the guides were wonderful human beings.
                • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                • Be prepared for STEEP and ROCKY trails, this is not an easy hike in the woods. It is, however, well worth it, even if weather warnings change the entire itinerary on day 2, which happened with us. One needs to be flexible, go with the flow, and be ready to share bunkhouse co-ed accomodations that can be humid and/or wet and/or freezing. Train ! Bring your boots on board if you fly.
                 
                5.0

                Know what you are getting into

                By Terry the Cheeseman

                from Madison, WI

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                Pros

                • Exceeded Expectations
                • Once in a Lifetime Experience

                Cons

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                    Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

                    Camile and Julie were awesome guides!
                    They were so knowledgeable about the area wildlife and environment. They really made us all feel comfortable and more important SAFE. They constantly checked to see if there were any issues. It made me enjoy the trip more knowing the guides main concern was our safety. They both had a great sense of humor we all talked, laughed and hiked our way through a portion of the AT and it was fantastic!

                      • Why did you choose this trip?:
                      • My wife and I have done a lot of traveling together,but neither of us have ventured to this part of the East Coast.
                      • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                      • To be able to share such an amazing journey with complete strangers and enjoy every minute of it.
                      • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                      • Prepare for this trip. My wife and I hiked our local state park with full packs. If we hadn't done that we would have been in a world of hurt. The guides did go at a pace comfortable for everyone, but get your training in.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      tough, restorative and worthwhile

                      By misterajp

                      from brooklyn, ny

                      About Me Casual Adventurer

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                      Pros

                      • Accommodations
                      • Activity Level
                      • Exceeded Expectations
                      • Food
                      • Guides
                      • Quality Equipment Provided

                      Cons

                      • Duration

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                        Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

                        a great experience, top-to-bottom - the scenery was unbeatable, the hiking demanding, tough and humbling, the guides motivating and often hilarious, and the end of each day restorative. the huts are a great halfway point between a tent and a hotel, and the croo at each was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. overall, this trip felt like a great opportunity for someone (like me) who is an avid outdoorsman but may still be getting their feet wet or not yet have all the equipment they need. thumbs up all around.

                        my only complaint would be that this itinerary, which is four calendar days, includes a total of probably 2.5 actual days on the trail. i would've loved one more day, but there could never be enough time spent in these mountains...

                        • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                        • Active Adventures, Commitment to Sustainability, Destination, I Liked the Itinerary
                        • Why did you choose this trip?:
                        • i'd heard great things about the whites and wanted to be challenged, physically
                        • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                        • summiting west bond and feeling like i was literally on top of the world (or at least this part of the world)
                        • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                        • be aware that this trip is pretty demanding, physically. what sounds easy on paper (8 miles, etc.) is considerably tougher when exceptionally steep inclines, perilous declines and inclement weather are factored in. prepare to work for your supper.
                         
                        5.0

                        Loved it!

                        By AshleyD

                        from Park City, UT

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Pros

                        • Activity Level
                        • Group Camaraderie

                        Cons

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                            Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

                            We got to the huts fairly early each day and were able to drop a lot of gear and day hike to nearby peaks. Would have been handy to have a small day pack, but only if it was really light and easy to pack, otherwise you can just unload a big part of your pack and travel light. I used everything I brought and was still able to travel very light, just stick to the packing list. Did NOT need a sleeping bag, but I was glad to have a sleep sack and a pillow case. I was pretty warm in the huts each night. Don't bring too much extra, there are no showers so you really just Ned a toothbrush!

                            • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                            • Active Adventures, Commitment to Sustainability, Destination, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                            • Why did you choose this trip?:
                            • I had never been to this part of the country before and had wanted to travel on the Appalachian Trail. This seemed like a good itinerary
                            • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                            • The highlight was really the group comraderie, we laughed a lot and really enjoyed each other's company. I think that is the best thing about an REI itinerary - traveling with like minded, fun people.
                            • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                            • Be prepared for the hiking, it is tough, but definitely doable. The huts were bigger than I expected and we had more downtime that I anticipated, but that was fine. There were cards and books and a few games to play that passed the time. The first hut was pretty big at around 40 people, and the second was even bigger with around 70, but they were well managed and clean, food was plentifu.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome Trip!

                            By TAW II

                            from Fairfield, CT

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

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                            Pros

                            • Activity Level
                            • Exceeded Expectations
                            • Food
                            • Guides
                            • Well Organized Itinerary

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

                                Our guides, [...] were great. They had an amazing depth of knowledge not only about the geography but also the botany, geology and history of the area. The huts were a great alternative to camping and the food exceeded expectations. We would definitely recommend this trip.

                                • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Destination, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary
                                • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                • We wanted a hut-to-hut trail hike experience that was within driving distance of our home. Additionally, we were relying on REI to provide knowledgeable guides (which they certainly did!) since we had never been on a multi-day hike before.
                                • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                • Hiking across the Presidential Traverse; great views of where you are going and where you have been. A truly unique experience.
                                • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                • Make sure you are in shape! Walking a few miles a day isn't the same thing as hiking these trails (ascents, descents, rocky terrain). Seriously follow the recommended packing checklist. We had everything we needed. Definitely consider trekking poles if you don't already have. Bring earplugs for sleeping in the bunkrooms. Break in your boots before the trip and bring blister care. Worth it!

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Awesome Trip

                                By Snax

                                from Connecticut

                                About Me Casual Adventurer

                                Pros

                                • Accommodations
                                • Activity Level
                                • Food
                                • Group Camaraderie
                                • Guides
                                • Well Organized Itinerary

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

                                    The guides were the best. Mike and Lori were enthusiastic, knowlegible, attentive, and did a great job in making sure that the trip was good for everyone, taking into account the range of abilities of the memebers of the group. Our group was great!

                                    • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                    • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Commitment to Sustainability, Destination, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                                    • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                    • I wanted to hike the White Mountains without having to organize it myself. Saves me the work of reading guidebooks, planning the itinerary, making reservations, scheduling dates that work amongst friends, etc etc. Everything was planned out and well executed.
                                    • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                    • Meeting new friends. Reaching all of the peaks that we had planned plus a bonus
                                    • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                    • I would imagine that most of the people who would choose to travel w/ Rei are like minded, so you should pretty much be guaranteed a good group

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Beautiful NH

                                    By JeremiahME

                                    from Maine

                                    About Me Avid Adventurer, Casual Adventurer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Accommodations
                                    • Activity Level
                                    • Exceeded Expectations
                                    • Food
                                    • Group Camaraderie
                                    • Guides
                                    • Well Organized Itinerary

                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about REI Adventures Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking:

                                        REI provides a potentially great adventure here. I was so lucky to have participated in this... It really made my summer. Again, our leader, Jamie, was a great guy - if you can have him as your leader you'll be lucky!
                                        Life is short - live it!

                                        • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                        • I Liked the Itinerary
                                        • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                        • This trip was last minute. Other plans I had for the summer didn't go accordingly... this sounded like it would be a nice way to get out and explore.
                                        • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                        • Being outdoors. Having an adventure. The trip leader (Jamie) was fantastic. He was fun-loving, talkative, friendly... he really made this trip an excellent adventure!
                                        • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                        • Make sure that you are in "shape" and ready to hike. Be prepared to hike with a pack, carry food and water (extra weight) and do so for 4+ hours.

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