EASY HIKE - WEST RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN

This group is for hikers aged 50-70+(most of us are 55-65)  who haven't given up on their love of hiking and being in nature despite their age or level of physical conditioning. We hike at a pace 50% slower than the AMC Trailguide book time. Hike ratings: easy, moderate, strenuous,very strenuous.We start as a group.we hike as a group and we end as a group. There are three other hiking Meetup groups if you want a faster pace or more challenging hikes (The New England Hiking Meetup, 4 Seasons Hiking Group, New England Over 40 Hiking Group). The hiking Meetup group, (Fellowship Of The Tortoise) does easier,slower paced hikes than  this group.  Our goal is to stay fit while enjoying the camaraderie of hikers who have similar skills and goals.If you click on the PAGES button on the home page,there is a Winter Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group.Everybody must join the group and have a picture to be on a hike.If you are camera shy,print out a picture of yourself and give it to me at the trailhead.The picture is to show Fish and Game if you get separated from the group.

Trailhead: Take I93 North to Exit 24, take US3 to Holderness, make a left onto NH113 for 5.6 miles, Old Bridal Path parking lot on right (opposite parking lot on left side of road).  We will hike the Old Bridal path to the summit of West Rattlesnake (1260'). Excellent views of Squam Lake. 1.8 miles round trip, 460' elevation gain, AMC booktime 1.5 hours,2.5 hours estimated time for our group.----Steve----

Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

 

 

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  • Sylvia O.

    Sorry I didn't make it. Got home at 10 pm on Sat, too worn out. I'll be sure to RSVP a cancellation next time.

    March 31, 2013

  • Fun

    Not feeling any better today. Will meet you all in next hike. Have fun

    March 30, 2013

  • Boo

    I walked in Wolancet today and there was several inches of granular snow , often packed into ice with some bare patches where the sun reached.

    March 30, 2013

  • Boo

    I am going up to Sandwich this afternoon and I will check out the general conditions. My guess is that Rattlesnake trail will be packed snow that has turned to ice in most places so traction devices will be necessary.

    March 30, 2013

  • Sylvia O.

    I haven't seen any responses to what the trail conditions are like. I love winter hiking, but deep, slushy snow is not my idea of a good time. Any info? Thanks.

    March 30, 2013

  • Gordon R

    Change of plans. Enjoy the day!

    March 30, 2013

  • Jackie O.

    Does anyone know if winter hiking gear will be necessary for this hike?

    March 29, 2013

  • Vince

    Anyone want to meet at L L Bean Concord ? Time ?

    March 26, 2013

    • Amy

      i can drive if Vince doesnt

      1 · March 29, 2013

    • Lorraine

      OK --Sounds good. Thanks

      March 29, 2013

  • Fun

    Not feeling too good today, I will be in the trailhead if I feel better Sunday.

    March 29, 2013

  • Ivette

    Sorry to cancel but I have tons of homework to do :( and I am not the geratest at math, so I need to study for Tuesday text. Have fun :)

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to bag at the last minute. Looks like i'm not going to make it. Look forward to next time.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I likely won't be attending if there is still snow on the ground. :( Especially after yesterday's storm.... unless we have some really mild weather over the next few weeks.

    March 20, 2013

  • Sue D.

    sorry, Easter Sunday and have kids coming home!
    thanks, and have fun

    March 20, 2013

  • Diane M.

    In all the excitement of joining a hiking group I neglected to realise that there is still snow on the ground. So I won't be joining you for this hike. I'll be looking forward to warmer weather so that I can join you. Sorry about that.

    March 19, 2013

  • Diane M.

    Oops, I clicked 1 guest, but it's just me. Sorry, new to this.

    March 15, 2013

  • Diane M.

    Thank you Gordon.

    March 14, 2013

  • Diane M.

    Really looking forward to this hike and meeting all of you.

    March 14, 2013

  • Gordon R

    Sure,it won't be much. I drive a Honda. Just let me know where when the times comes

    March 14, 2013

  • Diane M.

    That would be awesome. I can pitch in for gas. : )

    March 14, 2013

  • Gordon R

    You could hitch a ride with me.plenty of room GordonR

    March 14, 2013

  • Diane M.

    Hi, I live in Manchester and I don't have transportation. Is it possible that I could hitch a ride with someone? I miss hiking and I really want to get back into it.

    March 14, 2013

    • Gordon R

      Hi Diane, I live in Hooksett if that would help. GordonR

      March 14, 2013

  • K

    Thank you for having a hike on Easter. I hope the weather cooperates for the group.

    March 12, 2013

  • Barbara P

    Easter

    March 9, 2013

  • Victor K.

    Sorry, hit the Yes when I ment NO. Going to be in Boston for the day.

    March 8, 2013

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