Adv Moderate Hike - Mt. Monadnock - PREREQ: Attended Over 50 MODERATE HIKE

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. Click "Hike Ratings and Wait-Listing" under Pages tab above.

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.

Getting There:


From Route 3 (Northbound): Take Route 3 north to exit 7 in New Hampshire. Follow Rte. 101A west to Rte. 101 west to Peterborough, turn left for 202 west to Jaffrey. Turn right onto 124 west and follow signs to Monadnock State Park.

From I-93 (Northbound): Take 101 west to Peterborough, turn left for 202 west to Jaffrey. Turn right onto 124 west and follow signs to Monadnock State Park. From I-93 (Southbound): Take 101 west to Peterborough, turn left for 202 west to Jaffrey. Turn right onto 124 west and follow signs to Monadnock State Park.

From I-95: Follow Rte. 101 west to Peterborough, turn left for 202 west to Jaffrey. Turn right onto 124 west and follow signs to Monadnock State Park.

From I-91: Take Exit 28A, follow MA Rte. 10 to NH Rte. 119 east. Take Rte. 202 east to Jaffrey. Turn left onto 124 west and follow signs to Monadnock State Park.

The Hike: We'll hike the White Dot Trail to the intersection of the White Cross Trail where we'll continue to the summit. The summit is 3,165' & offers a commanding view of the Monadnock region. We'll descend via the White Cross Trail. Total hiking distance is ~4 miles. Book time is 1- 1/2>2 hours each way. Our projected round trip time is 3-1/2-4 hours. Total elevation gain is 1,815'.

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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  • Sharon H.

    The pictures are awesome. It was such a great day

    March 23, 2014

  • Tabor

    Is anyone interested in carpooling from Concord, NH (1st choice) or Manchester (2nd choice)? I'd be happy to drive.

    March 20, 2014

    • Nanski

      Tabor, I will need a ride from my home to LL Bean meet up. I'm on Clinton Street. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

      March 21, 2014

    • Nancy

      I would love to but I'm about #14 on the wait list :)

      March 23, 2014

  • Tabor

    Thanks, Barry. Great pictures Dave and Megan. I'm going to try to upload my pics again. There are about 25 more if it works.

    March 23, 2014

  • barry s.

    you are a hero to us all Tabor, Nancy probably thinks we're all nuts and she would be right

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • barry s.

    great fun eyes are a little sore from flying ice pellets enjoyed meet up at Dublin General store Thanksgiving will never be the same

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Sharon H.

    Another awesome hike. I also really enjoyed after the hike to. I really enjoyed the company

    March 22, 2014

  • Joanne B.

    What a rush when the front came in. :) Can't wait to see the photos.

    Thanks guys, looking forward to Red Hill.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Kathy C.

    I am sorry I won't be able to make this hike with you. I had already signed up to sled down Mt Washington ski trail with the Random hikers and Ken that day on the Zipfy sleds! Crazy!!! I hope the weather cooperates and you have a great hike!

    March 20, 2014

  • Denise N.

    Have decided not to do this hike due to the weather forecast.

    March 20, 2014

  • Melissa

    I am on the waitlist for this hike. Will rain and snow cancel the hike? Thanks.

    March 19, 2014

  • Diane A.

    I put my name on that waiting list forgetting that I was working that weekend.

    March 5, 2014

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