Two Days To Stay Found
Having a map and compass constitutes one the “Ten Essentials” as recommended by numerous recognized outdoors organizations. As such, if you play in the wild, you may indeed carry these tools. But do you know how to use them? One day one, become a master of the wilderness by knowing where you are and where you’re going. On day two, utilize the navigation skills that you learned on day one to bushwhack to the summit of a TBD mountain in the White Mountain National Forest on day two.
What To Know
Length: 2 Days
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:4
When: Year Round
1 person: $350 per person
2 people: $275 per person
3 people: $225 per person
4 people: $175 per person
5+people: Call for rates
7 DAYS PER WEEK
For your convenience, we climb 7 days per week in season.
NutritionYour “lunches” are taken in the field throughout the day during short 10 to 15 minute breaks. We suggest crackers, pizza, candy bars, jerky, chips, cookies, trail mix, fruits, Gu, energy bars, and hard candies. Drink mixes such as Gatorade and Kool-Aid help flavor your water. Add peanut butter, cream cheese, hard cheese, or pepperoni for additional calories and taste. If you enjoy bread items, bagels work well. Include some salty snacks to replenish lost salts.
HydrationTo help prevent cramping and heat related injuries, you will need at least 2 liters of water per day. Water is preferred, but other liquids such as gatorade help replace electrolytes and work well, too!
Don’t go over the topWhen planning, don’t bring any items that require extensive preparation or cooking. We are able to provide you with boiling water on overnight adventures, but do not have the ability to actually cook food items.
For your convenience, we have the mandatory gear available for rent! We also have a small selection of clothing available for rent if you are missing anything listed above. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a welcome packet via email with a gear rental form that you will complete and return to reserve the gear you need for you adventure!
In the MORNING you will want to have a pencil with eraser, calculator or solid math skills, and a notebook if you want to take notes (recommended). You may also bring a proper hiking/orienteering *compass, a clear plastic ruler, and a proper White Mountains *map… if you posses these items.
At LUNCH, you will have an opportunity to re-visit your vehicle for exchanging gear and such.
In the AFTERNOON dress in weather- and hiking-appropriate attire, but as a minimum you will likely want a long sleeve shirt, long pants, hiking boots (sharp branches and ankle hazards exist in the woods we will be walking in), safety *glasses (goggles not recommended due to fogging potential), bug spray, water (1 qt. min), a small backpack to put it all in.
If you’re taking our two-day course, please refer to our AFTERNOON gear information, then add a lunch, water (another qt. at least), sunscreen, sunglasses, an extra layer of warm clothing, and some form of rain protection. (The mountains sometimes make their own weather, and it’s almost always colder, windier, and rainier. Be prepared.) If doing a trail hike, you may want also to bring trekking *poles, and if it’s really nice and warm, you will probably be able to get away with short sleeve shirt, maybe shorts, and perhaps trail runners instead of boots.
*We can supply these items for the length of the course. We have a full fleet of rental gear. If you need any of the required items just let us know!
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GENERAL POLICIESNEMs Adventure itineraries are subject to change or be adjusted based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, group dynamics and many other factors. NEM has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including the discretion to change program schedule or itinerary, and change guides or staff, as necessary for the proper and safe conduct of the program.
We reserve the right to cancel any program due to inadequate signups, weather or route conditions. In such a case, an NEM credit for the full value is given; however, NEM cannot be responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).
NEM reserves the right to dismiss the Participant from a trip at any time if NEM determines, in its sole discretion, that the Participant is not physically, technically, or psychologically prepared for or capable of participating in the program. This includes being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
SUMMIT ATTEMPTNortheast Mountaineering cannot guarantee that you will reach the summit or complete the objective you have signed up for. Weather, route conditions, your own abilities or the abilities of others may create circumstances that make an ascent unsafe, and you or your entire party will have to turn around without reaching the summit. Your program fee entitles you to one mountain experience on your specified dates.
MINIMUM REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTSFor our adventures to run as booked, we must have 50% enrollment of the maximum participant allotment. As an example, if the program has a maximum of 6 people then we must have 3 registered participants for the adventure. In the case of low registration, you may be asked to postpone or join another group on a different date. Exceptions may be made but it is at complete discretion of Northeast Mountaineering, its guides and agents.
RISK MANAGEMENTSafety is NEM’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains but they cannot eliminate them. NEM guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.
NEW ENGLAND ADVENTURESPayment in full is due at the time of booking. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check.
BEYOND NEW ENGLAND INCLUDING MOUNT RAINIERA non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check your specific adventure. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.
INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURESA non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check your specific adventure. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.
CANCELLATIONUp to 30 days before your adventure: Full Refund will be issued 29 days - 72 hours before your adventure: Full Refund in the form of NEM credit Within 72 hours of your adventure: No refund will be issued* In the event that you have a positive COVID-19 test and need to cancel within 72 hours, you will be issued an NEM credit for your adventure. If NEM cancels your adventure due to weather or another unforeseen reason, you will receive an NEM credit.
CHANGE OF DATEDate changes are subject to availability. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 7 days prior to your adventure without incurring a date change fee. Date changes may be requested between 7 and 3 days prior to your departure date for a $25 fee per person. There are no date changes allowed within 72 hours before your adventure.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONSIn the event your guide or a fellow NEM guide or staff has reason to believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 or they are otherwise feeling unwell they will attempt to get a COVID test in time for your adventure or course. In the event of a positive test or the absence of results, your course or adventure will be rescheduled or you can opt for an NEM credit to use at your discretion. Refunds for travel, lodging or other costs associated with your adventure will not be refunded or reimbursed.