Trek to Galehead

  • Galehead hiking

In August of 2000, Northeast Passage took a team of hikers to the Galehead hut in the White Mountains. At the time, it captured a lot of attention and the trek continues to be an adventure NEP is known for.

"If you build it, they will come. And they did. Three hikers in wheelchairs and two on crutches, with incredible effort and determination, completed a 9.2 mile round-trip journey this month to the Gale Head hut in the White Mountains. They proved wrong critics who said they would never use the Appalachian Mountain Club facility — the first made accessible for people with disabilities.

Their journey was aided by UNH’s Northeast Passage, a program run through the Department of Recreation Management and Policy, which provides sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities."  Read More>>

Or the NY Times Article.

Galehead Videos:

Trek to Galehead (4:24)

Please contact NEP if you would like to view the full version (Spirit of Galehead – 45 minutes).