CRAWFORD NOTCH, New Hampshire — Eastern Mountain Sports Adventures, Treks, and Trails will host the First Annual New Years Eve Party at the AMC Zealand Falls Hut this December 31st. Instead of spending the holiday going to bars or watching Dick Clark, participants in this by-reservation-only EMS adventure will enjoy a beautiful hike, delicious home cooked meals and interesting entertainment in a delightful backcountry setting.
The idea was formulated by EMS Travel guru, Becky Harrison. “People always spend New Year’s the same old way. We were looking for something to spice things up, and hosting a New Year’s Eve party in a backcountry hut just seemed to be a fun way to break out of the norm and start 2008 off right.”
The Eastern Mountain Sports Adventures, Treks, and Trails department is also hosting the party to celebrate its first year as the newest element of the EMS adventure team.
Inaugurated in May of 2007, Eastern Mountain Sports Adventures, Treks & Trails is managed by Becky Harrison from an office in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, just ten miles from the summit of Mt. Washington ??вЂњ with a satellite office in Kathmandu, Nepal. With three decades of outdoor adventure under her belt, Harrison is currently one of the most experienced American women guiding in the Himalayas today. With the help of her new office manager Katie Smith, Harrison is currently developing a series of domestic adventures to complement EMS’ extensive international offering.
“We’ve already successfully led fall foliage hikes and Summer Solstice hikes utilizing the AMC hut systems,” explains Smith. “But the New Year’s Eve party will really kick off our domestic adventures in a big way. What could be better than an easy snowshoe to a rustic hut where everything is taken care of for you? We also think it’s a great way to introduce EMS Adventures to the public.”
The celebration will begin on December 31st at the Zealand Falls trailhead. Depending on the weather, participants will snowshoe or hike into the hut for warm soup, bread and evening entertainment. Guests will enjoy a home cooked dinner and a special toast at midnight. A hearty breakfast will be served in the morning before the hike out. Advanced registration is necessary and the cost for the event will be $200 per person. For more information, go to www.emstrek.com, or call Eastern Mountain Sports Adventures, Treks, and Trails at 603-325-5556.