HyperHike is for adventurous high schoolers, a one day high-intensity hike to the top of Mount Adams—the 2nd highest peak in New England—and back.
The Biocitizen van will leave the Norwottuck Rail Trail parking lot (Northampton, Damon Rd. & Rt. 9) at 5am and return to the same between 7 and 9 pm. (5 person limit, to ensure the highest quality wilderness experience.)
We’ll begin our hike on Rt. 2 in New Hampshire and ascend on either the famous Airline Trail or the notorious King’s Ravine Trail. Both are as rugged and hard as any trails in the US, and both lead to sustained incredible views of the Presidential Range and the surrounding watersheds.
Hikers will receive a roving natural history lesson that focuses on how soils and climate determine the ecological communities at different altitudes.
On the way back, we’ll stop at Frank’s Pizza in Brattleboro for dinner.
weather and terrain appropriate gear, including hiking boots, non-cotton hiking clothing, fleece and rain jacket.
lunch, energy snacks and large water bottle
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15 with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 16