We will meet at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center around 7 am, and distribute gear, use bathrooms, etc. Hopefully, this will get us to the summit around 11:30 and give us time to set up the flagpole for noon.
Trailhead: Lost Pond Trailhead across from Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch
Route: Lost Pond to Wildcat Ridge Trail ; Return via Wildcat Ridge Trail & Polecat Trail down Wildcat Mtn Ski Area (with short road walk back to car)
Distance: 5 miles one way to Summit (~ 5 miles to return)
Book time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Elevation change: +3331/-931 ft