Trails to treasures
PEMIGEWASSET WILDERNESS (N.H.)
The remotest hiking location in the White Mountains, the 45,000-acre Pemigewasset Wilderness features dramatic vistas, secluded cascades, endless forests, and wildlife-rich habitats.
HIKE: Combine the Lincoln Woods, Franconia Brook, Twin Brook, Twinway, Bondcliff, and Wilderness trails to complete this 25.2-mile clockwise adventure with three Appalachian Mountain Club overnight facilities. Stay at the Thirteen Falls and Guyot campsites for a three-day trek, or for a more pampered two-day journey, reserve a spot at the Galehead Hut.
TRAILHEAD: Large parking area on the Kancamagus Highway, 5.4 miles east of Interstate 93.
REGULATIONS: First-come, first-served (campsites); advanced reservation (hut); fees.
AMENITIES: Shelter and tent platforms (Guyot); tent sites (Thirteen Falls); meals and bunks (Galehead Hut), outhouses. www.outdoors.org