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Today and tomorrow the hikes are completely above the treeline, and the endless views up here are excellent.
However, you’re exposed to the Presidential Range’s sometimes catastrophic weather and are well-advised to familiarize yourself with possible routes to safety below the treeline.
The base itinerary is 5 hours of hiking over rocky, undulating terrain totaling 2,343 feet (714 meters) of ascent, but there are multiple possible 4,000-foot summits to expand this itinerary.
Of note are Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson, Mount Clay, and, of course, Mount Washington.
Time your trek right and you’ll be able to enjoy blooming alpine flowers on Mount Washington’s eastern slope if you’re not blown away by gale-force winds. www.pygmy-elephant.com