SEEK YOUR PEAK - MOUNT WASHINGTON ADVENTURE EXPO - WEEKEND EVENTS 2021 (Guided option for STP 2022 to be posted in winter of 2022)

Below is an example of events that took place at Seek the Peak 2021 - stay tuned for an updated weekend events schedule for STP 2022 - July 15-16. Updates will roll out early into the 2022 New Year. In the interim please call or email with any questions. (603)356-2137x231 or events@mountwashington.org. HIKING - BIKING - PADDLING - CLIMBING - FISHING - TRAIL RUNNING - YOGA

SEEK YOUR PEAK - GUIDED AND SELF-LED OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND

Whether a seasoned trailblazer or uninitiated explorer we yearn for opportunities to seek our own literal or figurative “peak”. Standing atop the summit of Mount Washington, winding down a gravel path at Great Glen Trails, or paddling a meandering river we pursue those feelings of discovery and renewal that are realized when we truly disconnect from our “new normal” and immerse ourselves in a new adventure.

Area resources are endless - reach out to us to learn about area opportunities or or pick your peak anywhere you choose! 

Please call or email (603-356-2137x231 or events@mountwashington.org )with any questions or to reserve your chosen adventure today!  

FRIDAY - JULY 16, 2021

REGISTRATION
2 PM - 6 PM - Great Glen Trails - 1 Mount Washington Auto Rd., Gorham NH @ the Seek Your Peak tent!
Pick-up your Seek Your Peak backpack and t-shirt. All items will be shipped following SYP if you are not planning to be in the area. 
 

HIKING
GUIDED 
KINGS RAVINE*(8 AM -4:30 PM) Eastern Mountain Sports Guide School experts will lead you on this challenging hike to one of the most rugged features in the White Mountains. King Ravine to Mt. Adams offers a grand adventure for those ready to take on the challenge.  8 miles round trip, 4,500 feet of gain and loss!

SELF-LED
Summit Mount Washington or hit the trail of your choice.  If you need some ideas browse The White Mountain Guide - AMC's comprhensive guide to hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest is the go to source for selecting a peak to seek!

PADDLING
GUIDED
WHITE WATER CLINIC** (8 AM - 5 PM) Lead by Great Glen Trail guides this excursion focuses on paddling basics and safety, and we’ll make sure you’re having fun on the water the first day out. Sold Out. 

MOUNTAIN BIKING
GUIDED
CROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE ADVENTURE TRAIL*** (10 AM - 4 PM) This expert lead 20 mile adventure will take you along a variety of trails, over bridges and through the woods opening up to stunning views of the presidentials.  

SEEK YOUR PEAK
Area Recommendations - Great Glen Trails or The Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail

FLY FISHING
GUIDED (Available Friday, Saturday or Sunday with advanced reservation)
1/2 Day Wade Trip **** (4 Hours) Lead by a North Country Anglers expert guide, known as a Ghillie. Your Ghillie will lead you to one of the areas select sites and will advise you on casting techniques and general fishing skills, such as which fly and style of fishing is most suited for fishing that day. 


* EMS Guided Hike - available to participants reaching $1,000 fundraising goal before June 1. Space is limited and requires registration on a first come first serve basis.  Any space available afer June 1 will be availalbe for purchase. 
**Great Glen Trails - White Water Clinic - available to participants reaching $1,000 fundraising goal before June 1. Space is limited and requires registration on a first come first serve basis.  Any space available afer June 1 will be availalbe for purchase. 
***Guided Mt. Bike Ride will be availble to all participants who have reached the $300 fundraising goal. Reservations are required. 
****Guided Fly Fishing will be available to participants who have reached the $1,000 fundraising goal. Space is limited and requires registration on a first come first serve basis.  Any space available afer June 1 will be availalbe for purchase. 

STP 2020 The Virtual Year

SATURDAY - JULY 17, 2021

HIKING
GUIDED
LOWS BALD SPOT* (8 AM - 1 PM) Naturalist and expert Birder Will Broussard will lead you on this moderate near 4 mile hike that travels through beautiful wooded trails before opening up to spectacular mountain views. Departing from AMC's Pinkham Notch Joe Dodge Lodge. 

Additional guided hikes to be posted soon...check back. 

SELF-LED
Summit Mount Washington or pick the trail of your choice. Nature walks at Great Glen Trails available anytime

CLIMBING
GUIDED
CLIMB & RAPPEL* (10 AM - 2 PM)  EMS Guide Schools will be onsite at Square Ledge offering climbing and rappelling sessions for participants interested in "learning the ropes"! 

ROCK CLIMBING - WHITE HORSE LEDGE**
(9 AM - 4 PM) If you have some prior climbing experience and want to step it up, this is the way. Venture up one of North Conways most popular routes with an expert from EMS Guide Schools. Choose objectives from 5.4 to 5.10+, some over 1,000' of climibing! Sold Out. If you would like to reserve your own guided opportunity please communicate with area guide schools direct. 

PADDLING
GUIDED 
1/2 DAY WILDLIFE KAYAK*** (8 AM - 12 PM or 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM) Lead by Great Glen Trail guides this excursion focuses on paddling basics and safety, and we’ll make sure you’re having fun on the water the first day out. Sold Out. If you would like to book your own guided opportunity reach out to GGT direct.

MOUNTAIN BIKING
GUIDED
CROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE ADVENTURE TRAIL*  (10 AM - 1 PM) Explore the scenic Pondicherry Loop on this 8 mile jaunt lead by XNH Adventure Trail volunteers.

CROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE ADVENTURE TRAIL* 
(10 AM - 4 PM) This expert lead 20 mile adventure will take you along a variety of trails, over bridges and through the woods opening up to stunning views of the presidentials.  

GREAT GLEN TRAILS*  
(12 PM - 1 PM) Pedal through beautiful meadows, pass scenic rivers and see stunning mountain vistas as the legendary Marty Basch leads you through the awesome trail network at Great Glen Trails. Bike rentals available on property.  

TRAIL RUNNING
COMPETITIVE
Seek the Peak - 5k Trail Race for the Mount Washington Observatory at Great Glen Trails with support from the White Mountain Miliers. 10:00am-12pm - staggered start times. The course varies slightly each year, taking advantage of both wide carriage roads and more challenging single track. Registration is $25 or STP participants at the $200 fundraising goal can request a waiver code by emailing events@mountwashington.org.

YOGA
8 AM - 8:45 AM - Start your day off with this 45 minute feel good yoga flow with Anjali Rose at the Seek Your Peak tent. 


*Guided Hikes, Climb Rappel @ Square Ledge & Guided Mt. Bike Rides will be availble to all participants who have reached the $300 fundraising goal. Reservations are required. 
**Rock Climbing - White Hourse Ledge will be avialable to participants reaching the $2,500 fundraising goal before June 1. Space is limited and is available on first come first reserved basis.  Any space available after June 1 will be available for sale. 
***GUIDED 1/2 Day Paddle trip is being offered to particpants reaching the $1,000 fundraising goal before June 1. Space is limited and is available on first come first reserved basis.  Any space available after June 1 will be available for sale. 

SATURDAY - JULY 17 - BASE CAMP EVENTS

MOUNT WASHINGTON ADVENTURE EXPO - BASE CAMP
Great Glen Trails - 1 Mount Washington Auto Rd., Gorham NH @ the Seek The Peak tent!
($10 entrance fee for guests)(No Dogs Allowed)

Gather to celebrate your adventure. speak to field experts and learn about the White Mountains Regions community resources, mingle with Seek Your Peak participants in a socially distant open field expo. 
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and join with other outdoor enthusiasts. 
$10 Entry Fee or Access to all STP participants at the $200 fundraising goal

REGISTRATION 

9 AM - 7 PM 
Pick-up your Seek Your Peak backpack and t-shirt. All items will be shipped following STP if you are not planning to be in the area.  
VENDOR VILLAGE

12 PM - 7 PM

Oboz ~ Eastern Mountain Sports ~ Petzl ~ Hyperlite Mountain Gear 
~ Big Agnes ~ Smartwool ~ Garmin ~ Cotopaxi ~  Granite Outdoor Alliance ~
Great Glen Trails ~ Far Bank Fly Fishing ~ NH Outdoor Council ~ AMC
~ Cross NH Adventure Trails ~ AbilityPlus ~ Access Fund ~ Confluence Collective ~
 White Mountain Milers ~ Protect Our Winters ~ NH State Parks ~ The Access Fund 
~ White Mountain Trail Collective ~ Trout Unlimited ~ Science on the Fly ~
Mountain Center Physical Therapy

LIVE MUSIC

12 noon - 1 PM & 3 PM - 4 PM
Mount Washington Radio Group with Roy Prescott

1 PM - 3 PM
Bear Mt. Band

4 PM - 7 PM
Shark Martin


FOOD TRUCKS

~ Kimberly's Gluten Free KitchenTin Can Company ~
Crescent City Kitchen &  KozBar ~

MORE DETAILS TO COME! 
This event is being mindfully planned with covid protocols in place for the safety of our community. Plans will be adjusted consistent with any guidelines in place at this time.
Bring Blankets & Chairs for your comfort! No Dogs Allowed.

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SEEK YOUR PEAK STORY FLAGS

We started down this wonderful path for the virtual year of 2020 and the response was awesome...and the history of the STP story flags has just begun.  Let's keep them coming and grow our story. We need your help to continue the creation of the celebratory Seek the Peak Story Flags in honor of this amazing event over the years.  Participants can participate in whatever way they support MWO and send their information in on a commemorative flag (8.5x11 cloth - customize your own). Past participants are also invited to share their name and favorite hike for inclusion. We will tie every participant flag together and at a later date we will fly the commemorative STP prayer flag from the summit of Mount Washington in celebration of all of our participants who participated near and far!

Learn more about Seek Your Peak Story Flags Here!

How do I submit a flag?

SUNDAY - JULY 18, 2021

MOUNTAIN BIKING
GUIDED
CROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE ADVENTURE TRAIL*  (10 AM - 1 PM) Explore the scenic Pondicherry Loop on this 8 mile jaunt lead by XNH Adventure Trail volunteers.

*Guided Mt. Bike Ride will be availble to all participants who have reached the $300 fundraising goal. Reservations are required.