The North East Ultra 8 has been around since 4/12/17
The North East 8 without the ULTRA is being introduced today!
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
THIS IS FOR ALL OF THE HIKERS THAT DO NOT WANT TO DO EACH HIKE IN UNDER 24 HOURS.
TAKE YOUR TIME AND ENJOY THE GREATEST 8 HIKES IN THE NORTH EAST AT YOUR OWN PACE.
BACK PACK AND CAMP DURING EACH HIKE/ OR SECTION HIKE/ TAKE DAYS OR WEEKS TO DO THE HIKES/ EVEN YEARS/ NO TIME LIMITS NO PRESSURE
INTRODUCING THE NORTH EAST 8! THE ULTIMATE BACKPACKING CHALLENGE
The North East 8 Hikes, have been around for a long time. Each NE8 hike is an epic and legendary challenge on its own! Doing just one, of these INCREDIBLE hikes is an epic accomplishment, for any hiker. Put these 8 hikes together, and they create a list, LIKE NONE OTHER, in the hiking community! Each of the 8 hikes, has its different time of origin, but other than the newly formed Saranac 6, that involves climbing 6 different mountains, the other 7 NE8 hikes involve a single, natural land formation, or body of water. These natural land formations, ridges, and lakes, have existed for Tens of Thousands of years. This challenge, has really existed, for a long, long, time. The North East 8 hikes are nothing new. However, receiving a patch, if you can hike all 8, is something new!
THE NE8 came about on, 11/1/2021
The North East 8 mails out finishing packages ONCE A YEAR in the first week of December in an attempt to award finishing numbers based on finishing dates.
No one has completed the NE8 hiking challenge as of today. You could be the #1 Finisher in history for this challenge!
MORE NE8 INFORMATION
3 MORE PATCHES: Three of the North East 8 hikes, have their own, long standing clubs, each rewards their finishers, with a patch and certificate, for doing just that one hike! A testament, to how hard each one of these hikes are to complete, let alone in under 24 hours! The TCT, The CL50, and The Saranac 6, each have a patch available for those who complete those individual hikes. If interested you may contact each of those organizations, after completing each hike, to apply for their patch.
PETS: Here at the North East 8, pets are human to us!! We recognize pets as just another hiker. They will be assigned an official finishing number just as any human!! Pets should be registered, like any other human, following the registration process!
Which hike is the hardest?
The list below, of the Official 8 NE8 hikes are listed in order of hardest to easiest, top to bottom, the Mahoosuc being the hardest, the Devils Path being the easiest. This is an opinion, based on the opinions of the top 10 NEU8 finishers. This is just an attempt, to help those, who are beginning this challenge. We advise starting with the easiest and working to the harder ones.