Hike: Full Moon Night Traverse of Mount Monadnock

  • Sep 8, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Hike: Full Moon Night Traverse of Mount Monadnock

Note: Everyone will be waitlisted till I have a chance to reveiw your answers at RSVP. Willing to let the group grow to 10 peep's.

Pace: Moderate -> Fast

Rated: Intermediate

The Plan:

Traverse Monadnock via Marlboro Trail and White Arrow Trails.

The next full moon is on Monday, September 8th, let's climb the mountain!

Meet at the parking lot on Rte 124 for the White Arrow Trail between at 6PM. Depart the parking lot at 6:15pm by leaving behind at least one car and piling into other cars and heading 1.5 miles West down the road and onto Shaker Farm Road and parking at Marlboro Trail Trailhead. Depart for the summit at 6:50 PM.

This is not a long or arduous hike (it is only 1800 feet of elevation gain). However it is a weeknight hike and people will want to finish this and get on home so they can work the next day. Therefore this will be a moderately fast paced hike, we are going to try to hit the summit around 8:00PM. Therefore I will screen 100% for people that are in shape to briskly move up the mountain without a lot of stops. Everyone will be waitlisted.

Ascend Monadnock via the Marlboro Trail. Eat and drink a little bit on the summit and enjoy the nearly full moon. Descend via White Arrow Trail to the Halfway House site and then walk the private dirt road back down to the 124 Parking Lot. Finish up by sending a car with drivers back to collect the other cars.

This hike requires a headlamp with fresh batteries. The Marlboro & White Arrow Trails may be challenging for some, be ready to hike over steep rocky terrain with poor lighting.  Bring appropriate clothing to sit at the summit for an hour (it often is breezy).


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  • Jay B.

    Great time.. Hope to post some Pic's soon.. See you outside....

    September 11, 2014

  • Steve

    Excellent evening. The sky, temperature and moon were in synch to provide a great night on the mountain. In addition, we had a great group of hikers.

    1 · September 9, 2014

    • Alvaro M.

      It was a nice evening indeed.

      September 9, 2014

  • Alvaro M.

    It was a great evening! Enjoyed every minute of it: the trail, the people, the moon.

    September 9, 2014

  • Alvaro M.

    It was a great evening! Enjoyed every minute of it: the trail, the people, the moon.

    September 9, 2014

  • Kristie W.

    Jay and I are 5 minutes away

    September 8, 2014

  • Steve

    Varma, Gary and I will be arriving together (carpooling). - Steve

    September 8, 2014

  • Geoff N.

    Sorry have to miss this :( but see you Friday

    September 8, 2014

  • Kristie W.

    Everyone has been confirmed for Monday night, sorry for the delay. If you are unable to make it please, let update your RSVP. You can call or text me at[masked], if you incur a delay on Monday or your plans have changed.

    September 6, 2014

  • Steve

    It's Saturday and still no word about getting moved up from the waiting list. An alternate adventure for Monday night may be calling......

    September 6, 2014

  • Gary R.

    I'll add a better pic when I get to my other PC.

    September 4, 2014

  • Steve

    Looking forward to this moonlit summit excursion.

    September 3, 2014

  • Tia

    Nice! Wish I could go, have a great time :)

    August 20, 2014

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