Spend 4 days in the soaring peaks and rugged terrain of the Pemigewasset Wilderness.
New Hampshire's White Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, and the famed Appalachian Trail takes us straight into the heart of it. Our destination is the Pemigewasset Wilderness, 45,000 acres of colorful, rugged, federally designated wilderness. The area is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular parks in the United States.
Our journey takes us past babbling brooks, picturesque waterfalls and to incredible summits, such as South Twin and Galehead Mountains. We journey from river valleys up to alpine peaks, seeing beautiful and rare plant life along the way. With some luck, we may spot moose, white-tailed deer, fox, and many more creatures. Retire each evening to rustic accommodations in the company of new comrades. Staying in huts allows us to travel with lighter packs than normal, overall enjoying a more comfortable journey. We depart home having experienced a unique blend of adventure and unbridled beauty.
Important Note: We will not be operating our Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Hiking – Presidential Peaks adventure during the 2022 season. Dates for 2023 departures should be available late this summer.
Accommodations are owned and managed by AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club). While all REI guests must adhere to REI’s stated Covid policies at the time of travel, at present, AMC is not requiring other guests to be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Sleeping arrangements at the huts are in co-ed bunkhouses shared with both REI trip participants and other AMC guests. Bathrooms are shared and there is a common indoor dining room for all guests. These huts are available to thru hikers and overnight guests so there is potential to be amongst guests who have not been vaccinated or tested while participating in this trip.