MODERATE/STRENUOUS HIKE-CANNON MOUNTAIN

This group is for hikers 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 Summer Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group.Everybody must join the group and have a picture up to be on a hike.

Trailhead:NOTE 9AM START TIME!!! Take I93 North to Exit 34B,make a left at bottom of the ramp,go under I93,make a left onto I93 south.Exit I93 at Lafayette Campground,make a left into the south end of the hiker parking lot. We will hike the Lonesome Lake,Hi-Cannon and Kinsman Ridge Trails to the summit of Cannon Mountain(4,100'). Good views of Lonesome Lake,Lafayette and Lincoln. 5.6 miles round trip, 2,100'elevation gain,AMC book time 4.5 hours,7 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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  • Dave G.

    I thought it was pretty stiff; harder to descend than summit

    July 14, 2013

  • Anne A

    Definitely moderate to strenuous! I enjoyed this hike and the leisurely pace very much. Steve, Mark, and Tom are organized, responsible and generous hike leaders. Thank you Steve, Mark, and Tom!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Denise

    great pictures , wondering how Michaels's finger is?

    July 14, 2013

  • Denise

    Once again a spectacular well oraganized hike with wonderful people! Thank you Steve and Tom for putting this together.

    July 14, 2013

  • Denise N.

    So happy to hike Cannon Mountain. Great hike, great day! Thank you Steve and group!

    July 14, 2013

  • Linwood D.

    Great hike. Thanks Steve!

    July 14, 2013

  • Dave W

    Great hike - the increased difficulty was just about right amount

    July 14, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    My first hike with this group and I LOVED it!! Wonderful people!! Thanks Cindy for driving us from Concord… You ROCK!! Thanks Steve for a great experience!! Can't wait for my next adventure!!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Cindy G.

    Great hike, I thought it went well for having such a large group (28). Thanks for your leadership, Steve!

    July 14, 2013

  • John R. M.

    Second hike with this group...enjoyed the whole climb...Thanks Steve and Mark.

    July 14, 2013

  • Megan C

    Great day, despite my legs feeling like jelly this am! : ) Fun group and an excellent leader. Thanks Steve!

    July 14, 2013

  • Jef H.

    Good hike, nice people, good leader (thanks, Steve), great views, great day!!

    July 13, 2013

  • barry s.

    first hike with group, lots of fun, thank you for being so friendly. Barry

    July 13, 2013

  • Judy M.

    It was a great hike! Thanks Steve!

    July 13, 2013

  • Joey L. S.

    I won't be able to make this one...I didn't realize it was for 9:00! I screwed up but will make the next one.

    July 13, 2013

  • Mary D.

    I'm not going to be able to make this one. *lease do not wait for me at LL Bean. Mary

    July 13, 2013

  • Lise

    I'm going to pass on this one, Steve,
    Dave and I will see you on the next hike.

    July 12, 2013

  • Margaret S.

    Very long week at work and another long week next week. I'll never make it all the way up this one. See you next time

    July 12, 2013

  • Mary D.

    I'm interested in car pooling from LL Bean also. I'll be there at 7:15 and can drive if I have to.

    July 12, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    I'm looking forward to my first hike with this group and wonder if anyone can offer any advice… what to bring (i.e. water, snacks, etc). Also, I would be interested in carpooling from Concord. Mind if I join in at LL Bean? :)

    July 12, 2013

    • Joe S.

      Hi Brenda see you at ll bean. Don't fall for the new comers providing beer. It is Duncan coolattas after the hike! please make sure you bring lots of water ,3 liters at least. And look at the site Anne recommended. See you in the morning.

      July 12, 2013

    • Lise

      I'm a big fan of the Duncan cool arts after the hike. :)

      July 12, 2013

  • Cindy G.

    Hi, I'm coming from central MA and would be happy to drive from LLBean if another car is needed.

    July 12, 2013

  • Lise

    I'm interested in carpooling and will be at LLBean in Concord at 7:15.

    July 12, 2013

  • Sharon H.

    Got out of work, yeah

    July 12, 2013

  • Brian S.

    I'm interested in carpooling and will be at LLBean in Concord at 7:15.

    July 11, 2013

    • Brenda H.

      Wonder if you have room for one more hitchhiker…

      July 12, 2013

    • Joe S.

      We may need two cars depending upon who shows up and how cozy we want to get.

      July 12, 2013

  • Nancy Z.

    I'm going to MA for a birthday party

    July 12, 2013

  • Sharon H.

    I have to work tomorrow :(

    July 12, 2013

  • Gail D.

    I will bringing a friend.

    July 9, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Meet at LLBean in concord NHS at 7:15 for carpooling

    July 7, 2013

    • Judy M.

      Do you might driving Joe?

      July 7, 2013

    • Joe S.

      Hi Judy, I don't mind driving

      July 7, 2013

  • maria g

    Okay, I think you won me over. Just tell me how many hours I have to do in prep on the staircase from hell at Ward Res.

    July 7, 2013

  • Edward P.

    Going to pass on this one, but look forward to hiking with all of you in the future

    July 7, 2013

  • csevici

    Hi Louise,
    I am also careless with spelling. (I live in Acton)

    June 17, 2013

  • csevici

    Hi Louise,
    I leave in Acton, I would be happy to give you a ride.

    June 17, 2013

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