Maybe if we walk extra quickly we'll make it back by dark...
June 21, 2011 5:18 AM Subscribe
Overnight hiking/camping in the White Mountains, NH -- where is parking allowed?
posted by cranberry_nut to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm currently planning a number of hikes in New Hampshire for this summer, and I'm struggling to address one very tactical problem: where to park while spending 2-3 days out in the woods.
Last year I had a great two-day hike planned, chosen to address all participants' interests and skill levels, and when we arrived at the corresponding trailhead (after 3 hours of early-morning driving) we encountered the dreaded "no overnight parking" sign. Nothing in the books or on the maps indicated that this would be a problem, and all of the trailheads in the area that allowed overnight parking required passing over considerably more difficult terrain. I'd really like to avoid similar disappointment this year.
Can anyone point me toward a resource that indicates what parking areas in the White Mountain National Forest (or around AMC trails in that area) allow overnight parking? A book would be fine, as would a map or a link to a related discussion online.