Backpack: Three Ponds Area (2d-1n) Beginner Level 1

Backpack: Three pond Area ( Beginner ) Level 1

2 Days 1 Night out in the woods.

Hanging in Three Ponds Shelter

The Plan:

Meet at Hannaford at 2pm.

Drive over to the trail head on Route 118 Leave a couple of cars.

Drive to the Three Ponds Trail Head.

Arrive at the trail head and hike into the Three Ponds shelter Via Cape Mtn trail for (.04miles) turn right on Three Ponds Trail (2.0miles). Drop off packs at the shelter were we will be staying for the night and head out and explore the ponds and watch for wildlife. Moose hopefully..:-)


Special Note: Cause we will be staying in a shelter. tents are not needed. 45 degree sleeping bag at minimum.


AMC #4  Moosilauke - kinsman   K:3


Hiking Distance:  2.4miles

Hiking time:  2 hours

Elevation gain: 500ft


Hike Out: Instead of walking the same path on the return we will continue on the Three ponds trail for (3.5miles) to a dropped car on route 118. This way will take us past all three ponds and through a valley on the descent.  Elevation gain 500ft Descend 1,100ft


Standard Summer Backpacking gear.  Gear list is posted on the files section of the groups site.


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  • Peter G

    I am really sorry for the late notice. I was looking forward to this trip but have to cancel due to an emergency at home

    August 23, 2013

  • Kristie W.

    Weather is looking perfect, High of 80, Low of 40. 40 being a low you should bring a light fleece and a hat, add a rain jacket or windbreaker and you should be comfortable. See you at 2pm at Hatch Plaza the map above will get you there if you don't know where it is off exit 26 on 93... My Cell[masked]

    August 23, 2013

  • Tia

    I lost my slow hiking partner

    August 22, 2013

    • Kristie W.

      Hi Tia, we are in no rush and I am bringing a newbie with me, so if you can still make it, I don't think pace will be an issue

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Lee A.

    family commitment came up. sorry i will miss this. have fun!

    August 19, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hey Waitlisters and Current RSVPed.. Please update you RSVP if you not able to attend.. Also Wait liters I have built another trip and is up. But not announced or advertised. You can go join it by going to the website and looking for it.. "Webster Slide" I have it locked out except for wait-list so I have control of who can attend. So it will put you on wait list and I will move you into attending ASAP based on the list I printed this morning. Or email mail me directly..

    August 16, 2013

    • marcus

      Not mentioned in my Webster RSVP from 10 minutes ago: Was on this waitlist 3 days ago, withdrew since TOs hate late bails, hope that shows up in your records

      August 16, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Wait list-ers.... I will try to put another beginner trip together for the same weekend. It will be later this week I will build a new trip location. Stay tuned..

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Two questions: Will someone have a water filter (do we need to bring purification tabs) and will someone have something to heat water for those dried meals (real beginner here)?

    August 6, 2013

    • Kristie W.

      Hi Sara, I have a Walter filter for the group, not a bad idea to have purification tabs as a backup and I will have a stove to heat water for the group

      August 6, 2013

  • marcus

    Then-operative work commitments discouraged me from looking at this aquatic itinerary closely when first posted. Damn! The swimming and late-summer bog flowers should be great

    August 6, 2013

  • Tia

    Woohoo, Sara's coming :D

    July 21, 2013

    • Tia

      and Peter(hopefully) and Amber!! :)

      1 · July 21, 2013

    • Amber

      Looking forward to it!

      July 23, 2013

  • Rona

    WIll the group be day hiking Moosalaukee? :-)

    July 20, 2013

    • Kristie W.

      Since this trip is geared towards the first time backpacker, Moosilauke is not in the plan, however if I get another organizer to participate we could consider Mt. Carr that day, splitting the group into those that want an additional hike/miles for the day. If you are interested in hiking Mt. Moosilauke as a day trip, let me know and I could look into trying to organize a day trip in August.

      July 20, 2013

    • Rona

      Thanks Kristie - I am interested in hiking Moosalaukee at some point - may not be able to til Sept, though with my crazy schedule.

      July 20, 2013

  • ingrid

    will bring K9

    July 20, 2013

    • Tia

      what kind of dog do you have?

      July 20, 2013

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