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Trans NH Expedition June 24-26, 2022
Trans NH Expedition June 24-26, 2022
Check out the incredible scenic views along the Kancamagus, take photos of some waterfalls, drive up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, scope out a couple of old time covered bridges, enjoy local foods, take a chance at seeing some moose, and spend some time in the woods! We will start at the Canadian border in Pittsburg NH and wind our way down through the state, before ending at the NH seacoast. We will cover nearly 500 miles of New Hampshire’s best and most scenic roads and trails. From the expansive networks of dirt and logging roads up north to the scenic White Mountain National Forest roads to the tight trails and historic small towns of Southern NH, we will see it all. The Trans-NH Expedition trip is a stock friendly tour that will be difficult in some places. The trip is designed around a Jeep JK/JL Rubicon in stock form but check the trail ratings below for more detailed information. This may be a challenge for a completely stock vehicle but absolutely possible! Moderately built vehicles are welcome and can still have fun on a few of the trails. Keep in mind that the scenery is the same no matter what you drive! Disclaimer – THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE TRIP. PLEASE MAKE PROPER ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE PLANNING. I WILL DO MY BEST TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOU IN THE EVENT THAT YOU CANNOT MAKE THE TRIP, BUT I CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT. Cost: $435/vehicle. Additional Passengers need to be paid for separately. Please add passengers to the registration form. Dates: June 24-26, 2022 Start Location: Canada/New Hampshire border – Pittsburg, NH. Start Time: 8:00am Friday Finish Location: Seacoast, Hampton NH. Finish Time: 4pm Sunday Trail Difficulty: Trail Ratings of – and possibly an occasional . 95% will be 2 and 3 level. Anything with a 4 can be bypassed or we can winch you through. Don’t be scared off by it. This is a STOCK FRIENDLY trip, regardless of the trail ratings listed above. More information on trail ratings: http://forums.exploringnh.com/showthread.php?917-Trail-names-and-locations-Trail-rating-guide&p=16483#post16483 General Overview: 1:The first day we will head off pavement, down remote logging roads as we make our way towards Mt. Washington. We will make a few stops along the way, see some rushing waterfalls, with our destination being the Mt. Washington Auto Road. 2:The second day will start with some incredibly scenic roads, including the Kancamagus highway. The first half of the day will be almost entirely paved roads while the second half will start to venture back onto the dirt where we’ll turn onto NH Class 6 roads (aka trails). This is where we will air down and put things into 4WD. The trails are all stock friendly as rated above, but will be difficult in a few places. 3:The last day will be substantial off-road travel. Some trails will also be narrow. There will be an essentially zero chance of body damage aside from light pin-striping from encroaching tree branches if you pay attention and follow your spotter’s instruction. After completing our off-road adventure, we will make our way out to the NH seacoast to see views of the beaches and Atlantic ocean before departing home. 4: We will be camping at campgrounds Friday and Saturday night where there will be a campfire and facilities available. We reserve a group block of sites so expect up to 2 vehicles per site. There are motels in the area if you would prefer to have more amenities. 5: This route is very flexible; nothing is set in stone and we may change things depending on the group’s desires, weather, and time. We have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of things to see in a short period of time. 6. There is limited hiking to get to one of the waterfalls. It is a .6 mile easy hike/walk on relatively flat ground and a well maintained path. 7. A GMRS/FRS RADIO IS REQUIRED! This trip will not be nearly as enjoyable if you do not have radio communications. This is how we communicate throughout our travels. GMRS radios operate on a higher wattage for better range and require a simple FCC license, where FRS radios operate at lower wattage and do not have the same transmission range but do not require a license. More information on radio options will be found in your information packet. Entry Fee: 1:All participants will receive this trip as a packaged “Adventure Route”. This provides information, directions and GPX tracks of the route for use in compatible GPS devices or apps. This Adventure Route packet will enable you to run this route again at any time you please. Just find a partner, hop in your trucks, and go! 2: Lodging is provided Friday and Saturday night. Lodging will be a campground with bathroom and shower facilities. 3: Mt. Washington Auto Road is included in the entry fee. 4: All other costs are covered by the participants. Some expected costs: 1: Fuel – This trip can cover up to 500 miles of roads. Why such a big range of total mileage? It depends on many factors and it is always best to plan for the worst. Our biggest enemy is time. We have a lot of ground to cover and not much time. Overall speed on the trails and difficulty over obstacles is another big factor. There are other factors like food/bathroom breaks, time for photos, and hiking time that can all contribute. This trip is pretty open ended, flexible, and is more about the journey than the finish line. Whether we travel 250 miles or 550 miles, we will have a lot of fun doing it and we will make our destination! 2: Food – You are responsible for all of your own food. Plan to cook breakfast and dinner at camp each day and prepare to have snacks and drinks in the vehicle with you to hold you over until meal times. Depending on time and the decision of the group, we may stop for lunch at a sit-down restaurant on Saturday, or we will continue our journey and eat on the trail. With this said, it is always best to have something that can be eaten as a make-shift lunch in case we get held up on a trail or our schedule is off and we can’t make it to lunch at exactly high noon. Sunday we will be eating lunch in the vehicles/on the trails. We will likely be finishing up the trip by mid-afternoon. It is probable that some people will head right home to get ready for work on Monday while others may choose to go have an end-of-trip dinner at a local restaurant. 3: Thursday night lodging or alternative lodging – Thursday you are on your own to find local lodging if you prefer, which from the past is recommended if you are traveling a good distance to the arrival location. Some people might stay at the Lake Francis State Park Campground in Pittsburgh, NH, but there are other discreet camping options nearby, plus some cabin sites. 4: If you wish to stay in a motel/hotel/B&B on Friday or Saturday night instead of the provided campground, that is certainly an option if you decide, but it will be of your own responsibility. Supplies: 1: There will be fuel stops along the way as well as provisioning stops each day for anyone that needs to pick up food or ice for coolers. These stops are also good times for bathroom breaks. 2: Be prepared for weather! It may rain, it may snow, it may be hot and sunny. This is New England! Nights can be a little chilly and Mt. Washington has the potential to be pretty cold at the top. Bring appropriate clothing for all weather conditions we may encounter. Hot days, cool nights, rain, sunshine…be prepared! 3: There will be NO alcohol consumption until we are all parked for the night! This is pretty common sense but I had to say it. 4: If you are bringing a dog, please bring proof of rabies vaccination or other documentation that is needed to prove that your dog is up to date on vaccinations. 5: Do you want to try out a Roof Top Tent for the weekend? Have you been considering a tent but want to try one out first. Checkout RTT Adventure Company and coordinate a tent rental for the weekend. Summer can be reached on instagram and/or Facebook. Minimum Equipment And Breakdowns On The Trip: ExploringNH is generally very strict on having the minimum equipment to be able to go on a run. I think I will surprise everyone here and go against the culture by saying that our minimum equipment list will NOT be enforced. This does not mean to throw out your spare tire and fire extinguisher. It does mean that if you do not have the minimum equipment, you are still welcome. The reason for this is that what we are doing here is an Overland Adventure Route, designed to be friendly to stock vehicles. This is overlanding! It is up to you to make the decision about what you decide to carry. If you choose not to bring a spare and you end up with a flat, that was your decision and it impacts how your trip goes! In cases like this, we will do our best to get you to safety and out to a main road. Be aware of the risks involved in this. Once out to the main road with help on the way, we will leave you and continue with the trip. We have a bunch of people that all took time out of their lives to have fun and explore for the weekend. We can not hold up the whole group for you. It is not fair to everyone else. The same goes with breakage. If you break an axle, we will do what we can to get you to safety but then you are on your own. If you are able to get repaired, contact the group and meet up with us later that day or at camp that night. With that said, if it is possible to get you repaired on the trail with a minimal time cost, we will do our best to get you back up and running. We want you to complete the trip and we REALLY don’t want to leave anyone behind, but we will do what we have to in order to keep everyone moving.

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Trans NH Expedition September 23-25, 2022
Trans NH Expedition September 23-25, 2022
Check out the incredible scenic views along the Kancamagus, take photos of some waterfalls, drive up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, scope out a couple of old time covered bridges, enjoy local foods, take a chance at seeing some moose, and spend some time in the woods! We will start at the Canadian border in Pittsburg NH and wind our way down through the state, before ending at the NH seacoast. We will cover nearly 500 miles of New Hampshire’s best and most scenic roads and trails. From the expansive networks of dirt and logging roads up north to the scenic White Mountain National Forest roads to the tight trails and historic small towns of Southern NH, we will see it all. The Trans-NH Expedition trip is a stock friendly tour that will be difficult in some places. The trip is designed around a Jeep JK/JL Rubicon in stock form but check the trail ratings below for more detailed information. This may be a challenge for a completely stock vehicle but absolutely possible! Moderately built vehicles are welcome and can still have fun on a few of the trails. Keep in mind that the scenery is the same no matter what you drive! Disclaimer – THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE TRIP. PLEASE MAKE PROPER ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE PLANNING. I WILL DO MY BEST TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR YOU IN THE EVENT THAT YOU CANNOT MAKE THE TRIP, BUT I CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT. Cost: $435/vehicle. Additional Passengers need to be paid for separately. Please add passengers to the registration form. Dates: September 23-26, 2022 Start Location: Canada/New Hampshire border – Pittsburg, NH. Start Time: 8:00am Friday Finish Location: Seacoast, Hampton NH. Finish Time: 4pm Sunday Trail Difficulty: Trail Ratings of – and possibly an occasional . 95% will be 2 and 3 level. Anything with a 4 can be bypassed or we can winch you through. Don’t be scared off by it. This is a STOCK FRIENDLY trip, regardless of the trail ratings listed above. More information on trail ratings: http://forums.exploringnh.com/showthread.php?917-Trail-names-and-locations-Trail-rating-guide&p=16483#post16483 General Overview: 1:The first day we will head off pavement, down remote logging roads as we make our way towards Mt. Washington. We will make a few stops along the way, see some rushing waterfalls, with our destination being the Mt. Washington Auto Road. 2:The second day will start with some incredibly scenic roads, including the Kancamagus highway. The first half of the day will be almost entirely paved roads while the second half will start to venture back onto the dirt where we’ll turn onto NH Class 6 roads (aka trails). This is where we will air down and put things into 4WD. The trails are all stock friendly as rated above, but will be difficult in a few places. 3:The last day will be substantial off-road travel. Some trails will also be narrow. There will be an essentially zero chance of body damage aside from light pin-striping from encroaching tree branches if you pay attention and follow your spotter’s instruction. After completing our off-road adventure, we will make our way out to the NH seacoast to see views of the beaches and Atlantic ocean before departing home. 4: We will be camping at campgrounds Friday and Saturday night where there will be a campfire and facilities available. We reserve a group block of sites so expect up to 2 vehicles per site. There are motels in the area if you would prefer to have more amenities. 5: This route is very flexible; nothing is set in stone and we may change things depending on the group’s desires, weather, and time. We have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of things to see in a short period of time. 6. There is limited hiking to get to one of the waterfalls. It is a .6 mile easy hike/walk on relatively flat ground and a well maintained path. 7. A GMRS/FRS RADIO IS REQUIRED! This trip will not be nearly as enjoyable if you do not have radio communications. This is how we communicate throughout our travels. GMRS radios operate on a higher wattage for better range and require a simple FCC license, where FRS radios operate at lower wattage and do not have the same transmission range but do not require a license. More information on radio options will be found in your information packet. Entry Fee: 1:All participants will receive this trip as a packaged “Adventure Route”. This provides information, directions and GPX tracks of the route for use in compatible GPS devices or apps. This Adventure Route packet will enable you to run this route again at any time you please. Just find a partner, hop in your trucks, and go! 2: Lodging is provided Friday and Saturday night. Lodging will be a campground with bathroom and shower facilities. 3: Mt. Washington Auto Road is included in the entry fee. 4: All other costs are covered by the participants. Some expected costs: 1: Fuel – This trip can cover up to 500 miles of roads. Why such a big range of total mileage? It depends on many factors and it is always best to plan for the worst. Our biggest enemy is time. We have a lot of ground to cover and not much time. Overall speed on the trails and difficulty over obstacles is another big factor. There are other factors like food/bathroom breaks, time for photos, and hiking time that can all contribute. This trip is pretty open ended, flexible, and is more about the journey than the finish line. Whether we travel 250 miles or 550 miles, we will have a lot of fun doing it and we will make our destination! 2: Food – You are responsible for all of your own food. Plan to cook breakfast and dinner at camp each day and prepare to have snacks and drinks in the vehicle with you to hold you over until meal times. Depending on time and the decision of the group, we may stop for lunch at a sit-down restaurant on Saturday, or we will continue our journey and eat on the trail. With this said, it is always best to have something that can be eaten as a make-shift lunch in case we get held up on a trail or our schedule is off and we can’t make it to lunch at exactly high noon. Sunday we will be eating lunch in the vehicles/on the trails. We will likely be finishing up the trip by mid-afternoon. It is probable that some people will head right home to get ready for work on Monday while others may choose to go have an end-of-trip dinner at a local restaurant. 3: Thursday night lodging or alternative lodging – Thursday you are on your own to find local lodging if you prefer, which from the past is recommended if you are traveling a good distance to the arrival location. Some people might stay at the Lake Francis State Park Campground in Pittsburgh, NH, but there are other discreet camping options nearby, plus some cabin sites. 4: If you wish to stay in a motel/hotel/B&B on Friday or Saturday night instead of the provided campground, that is certainly an option if you decide, but it will be of your own responsibility. Supplies: 1: There will be fuel stops along the way as well as provisioning stops each day for anyone that needs to pick up food or ice for coolers. These stops are also good times for bathroom breaks. 2: Be prepared for weather! It may rain, it may snow, it may be hot and sunny. This is New England! Nights can be a little chilly and Mt. Washington has the potential to be pretty cold at the top. Bring appropriate clothing for all weather conditions we may encounter. Hot days, cool nights, rain, sunshine…be prepared! 3: There will be NO alcohol consumption until we are all parked for the night! This is pretty common sense but I had to say it. 4: If you are bringing a dog, please bring proof of rabies vaccination or other documentation that is needed to prove that your dog is up to date on vaccinations. 5: Do you want to try out a Roof Top Tent for the weekend? Have you been considering a tent but want to try one out first. Checkout RTT Adventure Company and coordinate a tent rental for the weekend. Summer can be reached on instagram and/or Facebook. Minimum Equipment And Breakdowns On The Trip: ExploringNH is generally very strict on having the minimum equipment to be able to go on a run. I think I will surprise everyone here and go against the culture by saying that our minimum equipment list will NOT be enforced. This does not mean to throw out your spare tire and fire extinguisher. It does mean that if you do not have the minimum equipment, you are still welcome. The reason for this is that what we are doing here is an Overland Adventure Route, designed to be friendly to stock vehicles. This is overlanding! It is up to you to make the decision about what you decide to carry. If you choose not to bring a spare and you end up with a flat, that was your decision and it impacts how your trip goes! In cases like this, we will do our best to get you to safety and out to a main road. Be aware of the risks involved in this. Once out to the main road with help on the way, we will leave you and continue with the trip. We have a bunch of people that all took time out of their lives to have fun and explore for the weekend. We can not hold up the whole group for you. It is not fair to everyone else. The same goes with breakage. If you break an axle, we will do what we can to get you to safety but then you are on your own. If you are able to get repaired, contact the group and meet up with us later that day or at camp that night. With that said, if it is possible to get you repaired on the trail with a minimal time cost, we will do our best to get you back up and running. We want you to complete the trip and we REALLY don’t want to leave anyone behind, but we will do what we have to in order to keep everyone moving.

WAIVER

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Trans NH Self Guided Route
Trans NH Self Guided Route

Trans-New Hampshire Overland Adventure Route

  This route is not open once the snow falls! Most trails are dual use and turn to snowmobile trails in the winter.   Check out the incredible fall foliage along the Kancamagus, take photos of some waterfalls, drive up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, scope out a couple of old time covered bridges, enjoy local foods, take a chance at seeing some moose, and spend some time in the woods! You will start at the Canadian border in Pittsburg NH and wind your way down through the state, briefly entering Maine and Vermont along the route before ending at the NH seacoast. You will cover nearly 500 miles of New Hampshire’s best and most scenic roads and trails. From the expansive networks of remote dirt and logging roads up north to the scenic White Mountain National Forest roads to the tight trails and historic small towns of Southern NH, you will see it all. This is a stock friendly tour that will be difficult in some places. The trip is designed around a Jeep JK in stock form (on street tires) but check the trail ratings below for more detailed info. This will be a challenge for a completely stock vehicle but absolutely possible! Do not go alone, regardless of how built your vehicle is! A significant portion of the trip is on unmaintained and/or remote roads. Road and trail conditions can vary widely and can change quickly. This route is not an “off-roading” trip even though there is significant dirt travel and almost an entire day of 4WD use. This is an overland route developed with scenery and adventure in mind. button_black_download

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  Dates Possible: From June 1st to first snowfall. Peak Dates: Early summer or Fall foliage. Cost: $99 Start Location: Canada/New Hampshire border – Pittsburg, NH. Recommended Start Time: 7-8am Friday Finish Location: Seacoast, Rye NH. Estimated Finish Time: 4pm Sunday Trail Difficulty: Trail Ratings of and possibly an occasional . 95% will be 2 and 3 level. Anything with a 4 can be bypassed. Don’t be scared off by it. This is a STOCK FRIENDLY trip, regardless of the trail ratings listed above. More information on trail ratings: http://forums.exploringnh.com/showthread.php?917-Trail-names-and-locations-Trail-rating-guide&p=16483#post16483   What’s Included: You will receive a link via email. This link will enable you to download a “zip” file with the GPX tracks of the route, a GPX file of waypoints like fuel, food, scenic stops, and an Information Packet that has all the information you should need.   NOTE: THIS ADVENTURE ROUTE IS BRAND NEW! After looking over the Information Packet and the waypoints, PLEASE EMAIL US if you have any questions or would like to see something added or if something isn’t clear!    General Overview: 1: The first day will start out with fast, smooth, and remote dirt roads. Around mid-afternoon you will be transitioning into paved scenic travel as you make your way towards Mt. Washington Auto Road. After Mt. Washington, spend some time checking out some waterfalls and scenic trails in the White Mountain National Forest before camping in Conway, NH. 2: The second day will be incredibly scenic roads all day. The first 3/4 of the day will be almost entirely paved roads as you make your way across the famous Kancamagus Highway and down towards Newport NH. Towards the end of the day you will hit your first few trails. It’s time to air down the tires and get in the woods. 3: The last day will be substantial off-road travel until you decide to make a break for the coast. The trails are all stock friendly but will be difficult in places. Some trails will also be narrow. There will be an essentially zero chance of body damage aside from light pin-striping from encroaching tree branches if you don’t drive like an idiot. 4: Camping/lodging is up to you. There are several additional campsites listed in the Information Packet and in the waypoints GPX file for each night’s stop as well as recommendations for discreet (free) camping locations and hotels/motels where available. All of the campgrounds are vetted by us and have been used by us extensively over the past several years. There is no legal way to have a campfire in NH outside of a campground so keep that in mind if you choose to discreet camp. 5: This route is very flexible and open. It works very well when followed completely but if you feel like spending a day renting kayaks or mountain biking, it is easy to turn this route into a week long adventure. You can easily change things up depending on your desires, weather, and time. There is a lot to do in the areas around the route. 6: There is limited hiking to get to some of the waterfalls. Research them before embarking. Most are fairly easy. 7: Fuel stops are listed in the waypoints file. As long as you can make 250 miles on a single tank of fuel under normal driving conditions, you can make this trip with the fuel stops listed. There will be a fuel stop on day 2 in Lincoln NH and another fuel stop after the last trail on day 3. If you can not make 250 miles per tank under normal driving, make a note of that and stop whenever an option for fuel presents itself. Some expected costs: 1: Fuel – This trip can covers just over 450 miles of back roads. Be prepared to spend most of your time at lower speeds and at higher consumption figures when off-road or traveling through the mountains. 2: Food – There are a couple of grocery stores listed in the waypoints. There are no restaurant suggestions. It’s overlanding! Cook your meals at camp! 🙂 3: Lodging – There are lodging suggestions in the waypoint file and in the Information Packet. Call ahead to confirm pricing and availability. 4: Showers – Be prepared with quarters. There are some public showers along the route and most campgrounds charge for showers. Usually the fee is very minimal, $0.50 buys you 5 minutes at most places. 5: Various state parks – State parking areas and some scenic spots require paying a fee of $3/vehicle/day. 6: Mt. Washington Auto Rd – $29/vehicle+driver, $9/passenger. Supplies: 1: There will be fuel stops along the way and you will have many opportunities to get food and supplies after the afternoon of day 1. Day 1 is the most isolated day and there is nothing available until late afternoon. The rest of the trip will have plenty of opportunities for food shopping as the day progresses. These stops are also good times for bathroom breaks. 2: Be prepared for weather! It may rain, it may snow, it may be hot and sunny. This is New England! Nights can be a little chilly and Mt. Washington has the potential to be pretty cold at the top. Bring appropriate clothing for all weather conditions you may encounter. Hot days, cool nights, rain, sunshine…be prepared! 3: There will be NO alcohol consumption until you are parked for the night! These are all public roads. Even though some of the trails are very isolated and feel private, it is illegal to have an open container in the vehicle. DO not make a bad name for overlanders. Minimum Equipment: Provided in the Information Packet is a list of recommended minimum equipment. For a more in depth list, visit our Overland Equipment Guide.   What’s Included:
GPSTrack
GPS Tracks. Complete GPS tracks of the entire route are included. These tracks were made by physically running the route, not by sitting at a computer tracing roads. This is as accurate as tracks can be.
InformationPacket
Information Packet including everything you need to know about the route including recommended lodging, how to import the GPS tracks, and a daily overview.
Waypoints
Two separate waypoint files. The first is the recommended route. Visiting the items in the recommended waypoints file will keep you on schedule and create a trip that flows well. Also included is a waypoint file with way more attractions and information. Use this file to create your own trip, go off the beaten path, and explore a bit more.
  Photos of this route from past trips:  
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