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 Summer Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group.Everybody must join the group to be on a hike.
Trailhead:NOTE THE 9AM START TIME! Take I93 north to exit 35,take US3 north,make a right onto US302,make a left onto Cog Railway Base Road,make a left onto Jefferson Notch Road,Caps Ridge Trail Parking Lot on right.The group will hike the Caps Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Jefferson (5712'). Above treeline hiking for one half of the hike,summit views of the Presidentials.This is a steep and rough trail with numerous ledges that require rock scrambling. 5 miles round trip,2700 feet elevation gain, AMC booktime 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.