MODERATE HIKE - MOUNT PEMIGEWASSET

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,easy/moderate, moderate, advanced moderate,moderate/strenuous,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 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 34A for the Flume Gorge, park at the north end of the Flume Gorge Visitor Center Parking lot.We will hike the Mount Pemigewasset Trail to the summit of Pemigewasset(Indian Head) (2,557'). Excellent views from the prow like cliff atop the Indian Head. 3.6 miles round trip,1,200' elevation gain, AMC book time 2.5 hours,4 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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  • kristina

    Thank you Steve -- it was a really nice hike with a rewarding view at the top. Hope that you can fit at least one more hike with us Marvelous Moderates. We need to send you off. Otherwise, we'll look forward to seeing you next summer. Thanks for everything!

    August 26, 2013

  • Ellen P. Hoult, CPA, CPM, M.

    I agree Casandra. The weather and hiking were great yesterday, eventhough I hiked Mt. Pemi earlier in the day with another group. The views on top I imagine are probably awesome during the peak leaf season.

    Even though I have been waitlisted for the Welch & Dickey hike for next Saturday with this group, I'll be hiking it anyway. If anyone wants to carpool with me, feel free to call me at[masked]-6249. I have space for 3 passangers. Will need to know by Thursday night.

    August 25, 2013

  • Cassandra R.

    It was a perfect day! The hike was enjoyable, the weather was flawless, and the group was great....let's do it again soon!

    August 25, 2013

  • John R. M.

    Great hike and with views worth the effort.

    August 25, 2013

  • John R. M.

    Another great day and hike. Good group and leadership that will be hard to replace...

    August 25, 2013

  • Deb D

    Great hike, perfect day! Steve, thanks for organizing and leading.

    August 24, 2013

  • Tom C.

    My first hike with the over 50 Meetup Group, thoroughly enjoyed the day and the people, hope to be back soon. Thanks Steve.

    August 24, 2013

  • David C.

    1st meetup with this group. Agree with others, Steve provided good trail brief and it was a really nice friendly group to hike with. This hike has an excellent payoff at the summit especially on a nice day like today. I'LL BE BACK!! Soon i hope.

    August 24, 2013

  • Becky F.

    Beautiful day! Wonderful people! Thanks Steve for you leadership in putting it all together.

    August 24, 2013

  • Marguerite C.

    Very good, leadership, weather, terrain, My first hike with Meetup and I hope more to come.

    August 24, 2013

  • Bill

    Beautiful day, great views, nice people.

    August 24, 2013

  • Stephanie

    thanks Mark!
    [masked] light blue SUV "Lola 07"

    August 23, 2013

    • Mark

      K! See you then

      August 23, 2013

  • Mark

    Stephanie, lets meet at 8 am, if you get off 93 at exit 2 ( a salem, nh exit) and go to the right on exiting,in a short distance you will see the right turn into the park and ride parking area. I'll park in front of the waiting area building ( grey mazda 3 hatchback) and meet you inside, OK? my cell number is 6178184304. Whats yours, so we can connect if there is any last minute change of plans/ snafu. Mark

    August 23, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Mark, I can meet you at the salem/ exit 2 . Im familar with the area. whats around there so I can make sure and what time

    August 23, 2013

  • Jill M.

    Won't be be able to make it this time. I'll catch another later. Have fun!

    August 23, 2013

  • Mark

    Anyone interested in meeting at the salem/ exit 2 park and ride on 93 and carpooling from there?

    August 23, 2013

  • Claire

    Hi Stephanie, I hope you received my email, but thought I will post it here just in cast. Something has come up and I won't be able to attend. Good luck and see you next hike.

    August 23, 2013

  • Janet

    Hi Claire,

    A spot opened up on another hike I was wait listed for, so I'm going to go with that one.

    Have fun!

    August 22, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Hi Claire, I sent u an email to your comcast acct. this way we can we can discuss our mtg spot and time.

      August 22, 2013

  • Claire

    Hi Stepanie, Hope we can find a place that would work for all. Please email me.

    August 22, 2013

  • Claire

    Hi Janet, I didn't receive it. try: [masked] or [masked]

    August 22, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Hi Claire and Janet. I wud like to carpool. Which DD? Location and time to meet Saturday?

    August 22, 2013

  • Mark

    I'll be coming up from boston. anyone interested in carpooling?

    August 22, 2013

  • Claire

    Hi Janet, email me at my work email and we can set a time and place. Dunkins is a good place to meet.

    August 21, 2013

    • Janet

      Hi Claire. I sent you an e-mail last night.

      August 22, 2013

  • Bill

    I have gotten into the habit of going to bed really late and getting up really late so I will struggle to get to the Flume by 10 but it is something I need to do so I will struggle. I have soloed or led many, many hikes in the whites.

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • Janet

      I hear you :)

      August 21, 2013

  • Janet

    I would also like to carpool. I'll be coming up Route 3 from Chelmsford. Claire/Stephanie - could I ride up with you?

    August 21, 2013

  • Claire

    Hi Stephanie, I could meet you in Manchester or Concord. I beleive we met on the Keararge Hike. Please e-mail me @ [masked]

    August 21, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Is anyone from the Portsmouth area that wants to carpool for this hike?

    August 20, 2013

  • Anita

    Looking forward to joining a future hike. Do you hike year round?

    August 19, 2013

  • Jill M.

    Looks like fun. See you saturday.

    August 19, 2013

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