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This group is for hikers 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.A HIKE WHICH IS MODERATE IN THE SUMMER,IS STRENUOUS IN THE WINTER.NO COTTON CLOTHING IN THE WINTER. 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 Winter Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group.

Trailhead: Take I93 North to Exit 35,take US3 north,make a right onto US302,Crawford Path Parking Lot is on the opposite side of the road from AMC's Highland Center(bathrooms).We will hike the Crawford Path to the summit of Mount Pierce (4310'). Great views of Eisenhower and Washington. 6.2 miles round trip, 2,350'elevation gain,AMC book time 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; 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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  • Richard F.

    A great day in the mountains.The view from the summit was spectacular.
    Ching Ching You did GREAT
    Thanks Steve for all your efforts

    March 5, 2012

  • Ching C.

    Finally I reached the top, facing the view, standing in the quiet air, all words I could say are 'sensation' & 'purity' & 'magnificent'!!!
    This is a very tough hiking for me. Several times, I wanted to move up but my two legs were not listening! My legs were too weary! I felt that I had just the last ounce of courage left to try to reach the summit. Eventually, I made to the top! After all, this is a great hiking. Meeting very advanced companies, joking around, a lots of fun! Thank you Steve for a great job done!

    March 5, 2012

  • Ching C.

    Do we need to have snowshoes for this hike?

    March 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone staying here for Belnap loop I missed on Sunday? I will do that loop this Sunday if anyone stay behind from the 4000 footer

    March 2, 2012

  • Ching C.

    Lyon, I didn't receive your responses about carpooling detail. So I will go by myself on Sunday.

    March 2, 2012

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