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Hike: Welch/Dickey Loop (Intermediate)

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  • Welch Dicky Trail Head

    Orris Rd, Thornton, NH (map)

    43.903976 -71.591164

  • Hike: Welch/Dickey Loop (Intermediate)
















    Total Distance: 4.5 miles

    Elevation Gain: approximately 1700 feet

    Difficulty Level: Intermediate

    Pace: Slow to Moderate

    Time: 4-5 hours

    Hike Description: The Welch and Dickey hike is a loop trail which we will hike in a counterclockwise direction. From the parking lot we first summit Welch (2605 feet) and then Dickey (2736 feet) and finally return to the parking area. There are superb views of the Mad River Valley to Sandwich Mountain as well as excellent views of Franconia Notch.

    After the hike, we can head to the Mad River Tavern for food & cheer if the group is interested?.

    Directions: From I-93 in Campton, NH take exit 28 onto Route 49 north toward Waterville Valley. Drive about 5.3 miles on Route 49. Turn left onto Upper Mad River Road immediately crossing the Mad River on Six Mile Bridge. Continue 0.7 miles, then turn right on Orris Road (there is a small sign reading Welch Mountain Trail). Follow Orris road for 0.6 miles to a parking area on the right at the trailhead.

    Parking Fee: $3 per vehicle or a WMNF Parking Pass

    Gear List:

    Hiking 10 Essentials a list of these can be found in the files section of this group.

    Waiver:  Read !!!

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  • Jay B.

    Ok, Just posted it..... Go RSVP.... If you choose to attend still.. If not? Hope all have a great long weekend....

    May 24, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Ok, so weather for Welch-Dickie not friendly.. Still could hit it if determined but its all slab rock and cant see the fun factor.. So I am going to cancel this Meetup and post a more scenic waterfall one in its place... Same level of skill and distance.. Its a great fun loop.. We will get rained on and added a poncho might be a good idea too. Then dry cloths in the car...

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jay, I don't see the 10 Essentials in the files list... What is it titled?
    Thank yoU!

    May 23, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Hey Sarah, I just check it was there but gone now.. Hum? I will re-post it too files later today...

      May 24, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hey Folks, I will make the final call in the morning by 9am Friday... Right now its looking like plan B but I will make changes then if needed.. waterfalls are cool.. :-)

    May 23, 2013

  • Amber

    Sorry, I have family in town for the long weekend.

    May 22, 2013

  • Jay B.

    So its Wed. The long term outlook on weather is still thumbs up.. 20% chance of afternoon storm classic summer weather... If the report should get a lot worst and with the amount of friction needed to to hike up all the slabs may move the hike to a waterfall hike. I have one in that area that interested me for sometime to go check out. Still in the beg - Int ratings.. Just giving you a heads up that there is a plan B if needed...

    May 22, 2013

  • ingrid

    oops! am already going on Sunday

    May 21, 2013

  • marcus

    Tyme to rassle the beaver and the moose for Black Mountain Pond supremacy

    May 21, 2013

  • Barbara

    Sorry, going to do something else this Saturday. Maybe next time, have fun!

    May 21, 2013

  • marcus

    Probably not such a good diversion after 10 miles (that's why I put the Emerald Pool so close to the end of the Baldface Loop), but since W-D's only a 4>5 hour hike, I thought we could use a little blowdown abuse and grateful calm. Maybe next time

    May 21, 2013

  • Jay B.

    @ Marcus Like the input and adventurous spirit.. I looked up mention but it doesn't sound like a group adventure just after a hike... We could do tubing one exit down from the hike Livermore Falls to Plymouth Center. Have done it a couple of times and have extra tubes if needed. Its not any crazy rapids or anything..

    May 21, 2013

  • marcus

    Member for 2 hours, already making suggestions. How about we bring the food and cheer to Cone Pond for a swim via short bushwhack from Woodwinds Road or short walk from Cone Ridge Road, both of which are close to the trailhead. The water in Clay Pond, 10 miles NE of Manchester, was quite balmy as of 5/7, and I bet it'll be relaxing up here by the 25th. You can read about Cone Pond on VFTT

    May 20, 2013

  • Rhonda Hendry O.

    Sorry guys. Really want to take this hike in, but I just learned the date conflicts with the Pineland Trail Running Fest

    May 9, 2013

  • Rhonda Hendry O.

    I had hoped to hike this on 5/9 but my schedule did not allow. Looking forward to joining you guys.

    May 8, 2013


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