First step in planning a successful trip to the mountains is educating yourself. If you are looking for a little more in-depth information for your next adventure, check out some of the sites listed below. These sites will help you with planning and being prepared for most things that may come up before and during your trip. As the saying goes “know before you go”.
Hike Safe 10 Essentials
New England Trail Conditions
Leave No Trace
NH Fish & Game – Hike Safe Card
Notice: In New Hampshire, if you or anyone in your hiking group acts recklessly — or fails to practice proper preparation as outlined by the hiker responsibility code — resulting in Search and Rescue, you could be liable to pay the costs of your search and rescue mission. (New Hampshire RSA 153-A:24)
MWOBS Higher Summits Forecast
Weather forecast for above 4000 ft. and current conditions on Mount Washington.
Mount Washington Avalanche Center
Updates on avalanche conditions in Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine, trail closures, and any potential dangers such as open crevasses and falling ice.
USFS- White Mountain National Forest
Know before you go- Trail closures, re-routes, fire danger, open and closed campgrounds, and tons of safety tips and tricks for recreating in the backcountry.
Current Conditions for White Mountain Stream Flow
Stream crossings can be dangerous and often deadly when crossing high rivers and streams. Always check the conditions before any trips and especially after any rainfall.
Leave No Trace
The 7 Principles- Plan ahead and prepare, Travel and camp on durable surfaces, Dispose of waste properly, Leave what you find, Minimize campfire impacts, Respect wildlife, & Be considerate of other visitors.
AMC High Huts
Check the status of any AMC High Hut to make sure you know of any closures or availability.
It’s your responsibility.