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Backpacking the Desolation Loop in the Pemigewasset Wilderness

Pemigewasset Wilderness Sign

The Desolation Loop is a moderate 33 mile backpack through the eastern half of the White Mountain’s Pemigewasset Wilderness, bounded by the Bonds, Ethan Ridge, and Carrigan Notch. There are many excellent swimming holes and wilderness campsites along the route, which will appeal to more experienced backcountry adventurers interested in a relatively relaxing …

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