We have now hiked Mt. Jackson four times, once in each season. Since completing the NH48, we’ve set a challenging goal of hiking all the 48 in Winter and a follow up goal of hiking all of the 48 in all 4 seasons.
We took Glen Boulder Trail to Davis Path, which provides extended views above treeline of the Presidential Range, for our second time summiting Mt. Isolation.
Hiking a single day Pemi Loop (31.5 mi, 9,000+ft of elevation gain) is a bucket list item for many hikers and trail runners. Backpacker Magazine labeled it as one of the toughest day hikes in the US and we tackled it in 15.5 hours!
While not a fan favorite, we loved this 18.5 mile hike of Owl’s Head to finish our 48 4,000 foot journey.
The Carters and Wildcats Traverse held up to its reputation: steep, rocky, and long. However, with the end of the 48 in sight, we pressed on and tackled this traverse, minus Moriah, in one day!
Hiking the Presidential Range in one day, which includes the highest peak in the northeast — Mount Washington — was a daunting feat. But, it was perhaps the best day of hiking we’ve ever experienced.
More than 33 miles over 2 days backpacking the Pemi Loop through some of the most rugged and incredible terrain in the White Mountains.