I am a hanger from Charlotte, NC and I am heading to New England this June for some hiking and am in need of some help from my yankee brethren.
Planning to be on the trail from Thursday morning June 12th through Sunday June 15th and driving back to Boston to fly home sometime Monday. I would like to hike the presidentials in that 4 days and have never been on the trail that far north. It will be 3 of us hiking together and we are all experienced backpackers in our early 30's.
Can I hammock at all on this section? If not are tent spaces easy to come by?
Can you camp around the huts? I saw the prices average $120 to stay in them and that is out of my league for this trip.
Is all the hiking on the ridge lines? Are the campsites off of the ridge line?
What are water sources like on the trail here?
We have a ride from Boston to the trail head, do you recommend any shuttle services in the area so we can hike point to point?
Anything else you think we need to know?
Any places that you recommend stopping on our drive from Boston to the trail head or on the way back?
As always thank you so much for your help! This site is such an incredible resource filled with great people.