MODERATE HIKE-ARETHUSA FALLS AND FRANKENSTEIN CLIFFS

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,easy/moderate, moderate, advanced moderate,moderate/strenuous, strenuous,very strenuous. On the home page,if you click on the PAGES button there is a hike rating system which explains the wait list.

We start as a group,we hike as a group and we end as a group. If you think you may not be able to keep up with the group, do not carpool.

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: Take I93 north to exit 35, take US3 north, make a right onto US302, go past AMC's Highland Center (bathrooms), the trailhead is 3.4 miles south of the Willey House Site in Crawford Notch State Park, make right at sign for the Falls, we will be parked at the end of the road by the railroad tracks. We will hike the Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliffs Trails.The falls are the highest in the state (200') and the cliffs have good views from ledges. 4.7 miles round trip, 1400' elevation gain, AMC booktime 3 hours, 5 hours estimated time for our group.

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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  • Anne

    What a beautiful day with fabulous views and great group of people!! Thanks Marc for organizing this hike!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Debra D.

    A great time with friends and Beautiful Day (U2) Thanks Mark and Tom....for organizing!

    November 3, 2013

  • Diane A.

    A very enjoyable hike.

    November 2, 2013

  • Joanne G.

    Really enjoyed meeting everyone - great day and great exercise! Hope to connect again soon..

    November 2, 2013

  • Laura B

    As Always with this group, an awesome bunch of people and 2 excellent leaders!! Thanks so much for doing this. Looking forward to all future hikes.

    November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm babysitting tonight. No way I can get back in time from Bartlett, NH. Very sorry for the short notice.
    mal

    November 2, 2013

  • Debra D.

    Hi Brian,
    Thanks for the response. I will be meeting Tonia in Rochester and going up 16 to 302.
    See everyone tomorrow!

    November 1, 2013

  • Wendy M.

    ARG! I have to work tomorrow so hope someone else can take my place. Maybe next time!

    November 1, 2013

  • Debra D.

    Hello again!
    I'm helping help with Ski swap tonight, so I need to know if I will be able to carpool with someone tomorrow at the Corcord/LLBean location?
    Thanks

    November 1, 2013

    • Brian S.

      Hi Debra, We have six carpoolers so far. We can work out the details of who goes in which car in the morning.

      November 1, 2013

  • Debra D.

    Yes!!!
    Now, any one car-pooling?
    Newburyport/95???

    October 30, 2013

    • Tonia

      I am in Rochester, Spaulding Exit 16. Unfortunately I'm not sure if I'm in yet. I'm next on the waiting list. Stay tuned if interested.

      November 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well Deb, since it doesn't look like I'm getting off the wait list, you have a fun hike.

      November 1, 2013

  • Cherie

    I live in North Conway so no ride needed. If there's space, say the word!

    November 1, 2013

  • Barbara C.

    Good morning all, It's good to get invitations for hikes in the New Hampshire area. Please keep sending them! I live in MD, but come to New Hampshire every year, usually during fall foliage. These emails are a good reminder and something to look forward to. Have fun and be safe. I look forward to joining you next year. Your fellow hiker, Barbara (Bobbie) Clark

    November 1, 2013

  • Debra D.

    Hello everyone!
    Will there be enough room for the carpool in Concord and is the time to meet at 7:45am?

    November 1, 2013

  • Jan-g E.

    Sorry I cannot make it. Looks like I have to work tomorrow. Sorry for the late notice. I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone and taking my first hike with this group. Another time...

    November 1, 2013

  • Anne

    So 7:45am in concord?? I will be there! Just post if that time changes. Should be a beautiful day!!

    November 1, 2013

  • Janet

    Good morning. Since I am still on the wait list for this hike, I have decided to go on another one. I'll remove myself from this wait list. Have fun, everyone!

    November 1, 2013

  • Martha

    I keep trying to change my RSVP to no and for some reason it won't register. I would love to attend but cannot

    November 1, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    I'm on the wait list…? Do I now just wait to hear? I would also like to carpool from Concord with whomever is heading out tomorrow. Thank you, and HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!! :D

    November 1, 2013

  • Marc T.

    Brian,

    Myself & Anne would also like to carpool from
    Concord.

    October 31, 2013

    • Brian S.

      Hi Mark, I'll see you there.

      October 31, 2013

  • Kata K.

    Hi Brian,
    I'm interested. What time will be meeting?

    October 31, 2013

    • Brian S.

      Hi Kata, To allow for a stop at the Highland Center and a few minutes to spare, say 7:45?

      October 31, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Hi, Is anyone interested in carpooling from LLBean in Concord?

    October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss the hike on Saturday. I've been home sick all week :-( I hope someone can take my place!

    October 31, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Hi, would love to join you all just let me know if there room. thank you

    October 29, 2013

  • Len

    Sorry that I can't make it but have already made other hiking plans.

    October 29, 2013

  • Matthew

    I hated to bow out, but recent health issues have prevented me from doing conditioning hikes and I'm not sure that I will be well enough to do the hike.

    October 29, 2013

  • Barbara

    Hi-- I'd like to join the waiting list but looks like there isn't one set up for this hike. Hope you open one up! Thanks!

    October 7, 2013

    • Barbara

      Thanks for adding me to the waiting list. Hope I can join you on the hike.

      October 10, 2013

  • Matthew

    I live near the intersection of I495 and I290. I will be driving up in the morning so if anyone from central Massachusetts would like to car pool, let me know.

    October 6, 2013

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