4:00-7:00 PM: Kick-Off Party at 
Tuckerman Brewing Company
Enjoy a laid-back get-together, meet fellow Seek the Peak hikers, chat with Mount Washington Observatory staff, and enjoy live music. Hikers can also register early at the kick-off party and get their well-deserved 2024 Seek the Peak t-shirts and backpacks – earned through fundraising for the Obs!

6:00-9:00 AM: Meet at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

Appalachian Mountain Club and Observatory staff will greet hikers and be available to offer suggested hiking routes based on ability level and aspiration for the day. Lodging is also available at Joe Dodge Lodge

7:00-7:30 AM: Hike and Make Friends Check-In at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
In its second year, Hike and Make Friends gives hikers the option to be paired with up to three other participants of similar ability level to complete a hike of their choosing. Our events team will ensure complete communication so everyone knows where and when to meet their groups!

Participants registering for this option must be available to do their hike on Saturday, July 20, and meet at the registration area at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center at their designated registration time. By selecting “Hike and Make Friends,” participants agree to have their email shared with up to three other participants so that they may coordinate hiking routes beforehand. Participants may choose to do any hike they prefer, and are advised to chat with a trail steward, MWOBS volunteer, or AMC staff member upon arrival at Pinkham Notch to assess trail conditions and review their selected route.

All Hike and Make Friends participants should check in at the Seek the Peak registration area at Pinkham Notch on July 20 at the following times: 

  • Gentle Breeze hikers: 7:00 a.m. This category is for hikers who like to take their time and enjoy a slower pace, making numerous stops per hour to rest, snack, or take photographs. 
  • Near Gale hikers: 7:15 a.m. This category is for hikers who prefer to move steadily, at a moderate pace, with a stop or two per hour to refuel, add or remove layers, or snap a quick photo.
  • Hurricane Force Hikers: 7:30 a.m. This category is for hikers who like to move quickly and are comfortable doing so on all types of terrain. These hikers stop only to quickly refuel or add/remove layers, as they do not require extended rest times. 

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Observatory Weather Station Tours at Mount Washington Observatory, Mount Washington State Park's Sherman Adams Summit Building
TOUR our famous mountaintop weather station. Go behind the scenes and get a taste of what it's like to work at 6,288 feet. Tours are conducted on a rolling basis between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; registration is NOT required. All Seek the Peak participants are invited.

4:00-7:00 PM: APRES HIKE EXPO!!! @ Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
CELEBRATE your accomplishment while enjoying live music, outdoor vendors, backcountry family-style dinner, beer garden, and the epic gear raffle. Register and pick up your prizes! And don't forget to add your ticket to the epic raffle. For friends and family not registered to hike, admission tickets are available for purchase when you register. Anyone can attend the Après Hike Expo; join us at the base of Mount Washington!

If you don't want to hike but would like to come for the party, please note you can buy early bird tickets for your entire family's car for $15. Tickets are $20 at the door. Meal vouchers are sold seperately.

4:00-5:00 PM: Educational Games for Kids at the Après Hike Expo
PLAY a variety of kid-friendly games and competitions, all focused on weather fun and discovery!

4:00-6:00 PM: Sustenance at the Après Hike Expo
REFUEL with Hart's Turkey Farm!!! You asked for it, and we listened, bringing back one of your favorite Seek the Peak experiences, a family-style meal by Hart's. Nourshing our hikers, Hart's will provide their classic roasted turkey with stuffing, whipped potatoes and all the fixings. A gluten-free option will also be available.

4:00-7:00 PM: Beer Garden at the Après Hike Expo
RELAX with a varity of local brews by Tuckerman Brewing Company

5:00-7:00 PM: Live music at the Après Hike Expo
JAM with Rek'-lis, the remarkable musical force that has left an indelible mark on North Conway's vibrant music scene since its inception in 2008. With an infectious blend of 80s classics, punk anthems, reggae vibes, and chart-topping hits, Rek'-lis delivers a high-octane musical experience that transcends boundaries and unites audiences of all ages and backgrounds.