1. WILDCAT SLACKPACK NOBO (Pinkham Notch to Hostel) (free with (2) or more night stay)
Depart Hostel at 7:30 AM. Arrive at Pinkham Notch by 7:50 AM.
*The Wildcat Slackpack is a 21-mile (34 km) section of the Appalachian Trail between Pinkham Notch and Rattle River Trailhead. It includes Carter Dome and Mt. Moriah.
*This is one of the most challenging slackpacks on the Appalachian Trail and hikers should expect a traverse of 7-12 hours.
*If you need to get off trail, use the 19 Mile Brook, Imp, or Stoney Brook trails. These trails lead to NH 16 and are relatively easy outs.
*For safety, if you think this slackpack presents too much of a challenge, then we suggest an attempt over a period of 2 or 3 days. For example:
*Cost: free with (2) or more night stay; $20 otherwise.
*Our shuttles typically run from May through October.
*There may be an additional cost for shuttles outside of hours.
*While we can hold any gear you don't want to carry on a slackpack, the guest is ultimately responsible for their belongings.
*If a night's stay at an AMC hut or campsite does not fit into your plans, please be aware of the AMC backcountry camping rules.
For those attempting any traverse, or another likewise run, please contact us for details, and we can make the necessary travel arrangements.
Don't see your slackpack or traverse option? That's okay! Between our experienced staff, we can try and find a way to help you accomplish your goals!
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