I guess my question was more about "Why do you have both the multi-day winter Presi Traverse and the multi day Pemi Loop?" And why did you pick the number 5 for the latter? Isn't the point about skills for handling that sub-optimal weather day or two that will likely accompany a 5-day excursion? And wouldn't it be more challenging in the Presis above treeline?
I get what you are saying about forcing it, and maybe that's reason enough for you.
Do you remember Mats Roing? And do you remember his winter Pemi loop attempt in a blizzard? This was, ostensibly, training for Denali.
Maybe another way to look at it is to list some of the goals outside New England and then pick something in New England that would offer the chance to exercise the same skills.
Or is this more of the "ultimate New England mountaineering bucket list"?