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STRENUOUS HIKE: NOON/JENNINGS; PRERE­Q: ATTENDED OVER 50 MODERATE STRENUOUS HIKE

STRENUOUS HIKE. PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE ATTENDED OVER 50 MODERATE STRENUOUS HIKE.

NOTE: THIS HIKE IS CONTINGENT ON GOOD WEATHER & SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER.

This is a STRENUOUS HIKE. The "wait list" rules will be in effect to insure a safe & enjoyable experience.

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/Winter 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 I-93 North to Exit 28, make a right onto NH49 East, travel about 11 miles, the Sandwich Mountain Trail parking lot is on the right.The parking lot is not plowed in winter, travel a quarter mile further to the sign flashing how fast you are going, make a U turn and park on the opposite side of the road from the trailhead. We will be hiking the Sandwich Mountain Trail to Noon Peak (2,976') and Jennings Peak (3,460') and returning via the Drakes Brook Trail. Good views on ledges of both peaks. 6.5 miles round trip, 2,050' elevation gain, AMC book time 4 hours, 6.0 hours estimated time for our group. ----Marc----

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

    Wow!! Just saw this. What a great video! Thanks Tim!!

    February 22, 2014

  • Deb

    Great video. You really captured the beauty of winter hiking. Thanks

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • ronald m.

    Great time, nice to get back to the hikes with the group.... Thanks to Tom and Tim.

    February 17, 2014

  • Brian S.

    Excellent video, Tim. Liked the butt-sled cam. Awesome!

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • tim !

      Re: Brian, Diane, Kathy...

      February 17, 2014

    • tim !

      oops... meant to say 'glad you liked it!' :)

      February 17, 2014

  • Diane A.

    Thanks Tim

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Kathy C.

    Tim, that was a great video of our hike the other day! I am going home, to California, in another week, my family will enjoy seeing what we do, in your video, Thanks for sending it to all of us! I also enjoyed the music.

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • tim !

    Highlight reel available! Check it;
    http://youtu.be/1hfn0Hkvg6s

    3 · February 17, 2014

  • Tom O.

    Sorry I cancelled out. Was booked for Tecumseh on Sunday and thought better about doing the two trips back to back. Woke up Sunday to find out Tecumseh trip was cancelled :( So, instead I went backcountry skiing in the Pemi Wilderness area :) C U guys next time.

    February 16, 2014

  • Richard F.

    Thanks Marc & Tom it was a great day to be in the mountains. Thank you for organizing and leading the hike. It was great to see so many of my old hiking buddies again.

    February 16, 2014

    • Janet G

      Who are you calling old, Richard? huh?

      1 · February 16, 2014

  • Kathy C.

    I did have fun breaking trail. Thanks Marc for turning us around when you did. It was a great hike and fun butt sliding down a trail that we had already broken trail on. That would have been a much longer tedious, cold hike if we would have tried to finish!!!

    February 16, 2014

  • tim !

    thanks for leading the hike and stomping down the path! :)
    working on the video now, will post link on this comment thread.

    February 16, 2014

  • Janet G

    Thanks Marc and Tom for another great day in the mountains. The fun slide down from 'Noon at Noon' made the hard work all worthwhile. And we got back in time to beat the storm.. perfect timing!

    February 15, 2014

  • Anne

    Great workout, beautiful snow covered hike! Thanks Mark and Tom!

    February 15, 2014

  • Diane A.

    Many, many thanks to those who broke the trail for those of us in the back. Your very hard work was much appreciated. I'm also extremely grateful to those that helped me out of my scary predicament. I wish I could thank you by name, but I was a little rattled and not paying close enough attention to faces.

    February 15, 2014

  • Sharon H.

    Sorry I have to cancel. Enjoy everyone, stay safe.

    February 15, 2014

  • Bill

    We're going to bail on this hike, I don't want to drive home in a blizzard again!

    February 15, 2014

  • Janet G

    I'm planning to come but will check the weather forecast in the morning before leaving home. I don't want to drive home in a blizzard. Fingers are crossed.

    February 14, 2014

    • Bill

      I feel the same way!

      February 15, 2014

  • Louise A. J.

    Won't be able to make it- have a great hike

    February 13, 2014

  • tim !

    sweet! got promoted from wait list. should be good sledding conditions.

    February 13, 2014

  • Tom O.

    Sorry I have to cancel out on this trip. I had signed up to do a 4,000 footer on Sunday which was confirmed earlier and I am not ready for back to back high peak hikes just yet.

    February 11, 2014

  • Anne

    Is anyone doing the carpool in Concord? I could meet there and take 2 in my car!

    February 11, 2014

    • Brian S.

      Hi Anne, I'm planning to carpool and can meet you at about 7:30 if that works...

      February 11, 2014

    • Anne

      Great Brian, I will be there at 7:30am!!

      February 11, 2014

  • Tom O.

    Looking forward to knowing as soon as possible if I will be off the wait list and on the 'go team.'
    Thanks, Tom O

    February 10, 2014

  • Mike

    How strict re they on the prerequisite?

    February 9, 2014

  • Mike

    Valentine's weekend would not be a good decision on my part

    February 9, 2014

  • Cynthia

    I have to work on Saturday ... have fun ~

    February 9, 2014

  • tim !

    just did this hike today (plus sandwhich mtn). both drakes brook stream crossings were bridged with ice.
    parking area was plowed mostly.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Denise

    I will not be able to attend ,I hope my spot helps someone else join in!

    January 21, 2014

  • Sharon H.

    I was all excited about getting off the wait list. Hopefully I can get off the waitlist for this one too.

    January 3, 2014

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