EASY HIKE--MOUNT CARDIGAN

This group is for hikers aged 55-70 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. 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. This is a dog free hiking group.

Trailhead: Take I93 North to Exit 17,take US4 west for about 40 miles to Canaan,make a right onto NH118,make a right onto Orange Road to Cardigan Mountain Road,park at end of the road.We will hike the West Ridge Trail,to the summit of Mount Cardigan (3,155'). One half of the hike will be above treeline with 360 degree views.3.0 miles round trip,1,250' elevation gain,AMC book time 2.5, 4.5 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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  • Michael

    Great hike and nice weather, a good group to hike with, and good job by Steve.

    July 3, 2012

  • Mike B.

    Steve, thanks again for another great hike.

    July 1, 2012

  • Cindy B.

    Many thanks to Carolyn, Steve and George for hanging back with me. I was clearly in over my head and overwhelmed, but I made it! Thanks everybody.

    July 1, 2012

  • Ruth B.

    This was perfect for my first hike after many years. Group was cordial and friendly.

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Hike! Great people

    July 1, 2012

  • Nancy

    Hi Ron and Carolyn. So sorry, but I am going to have to cancel tomorrow's hike. Thanks for the carpool offer.

    June 29, 2012

  • Carolyn

    I'll see you at 8 tomorrow too

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    8:00 would be good. Just look for a big White Pick up. I'll be north of LL Bean in the Grocery store parking area (I think it's a Hanaford)

    June 29, 2012

  • Nancy

    Hi Ron. LL Bean is good...I have no idea how long it takes from Concord. Would you say an hour? I'm about an hour from Concord and guessing at the total distance.

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well Nancy and Carolyn we could meet in the the parking lot next to LL Bean. Just pick a time. I am driving a Chev PU with Colorado plates.

    June 29, 2012

  • Nancy

    I'd also like to join the carpool out of Concord. Is there a time and place for us to meet?

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I go through Concord from Epsom and could meet you there to car pool if you like.

    June 27, 2012

  • Carolyn

    I'll be coming from Concord. Anyone interested in carpooling?

    June 27, 2012

  • Craig S.

    You'll hike trails my crew maintains. If you see a problem, please email me. If you'd like to volunteer to help fix trail problems, please email me that too. My email is on my card atop the mileage sign at the trailhead. Trailwork is lots of fun.
    You'll hike a beautiful mountain. I would hike with you except I was already committed to trailwork on the east side of it this weekend. We are harvesting spruce to replace a bridge this Fall, which is a lot of fun too.

    June 26, 2012

  • John & L.

    with predicted temps in the upper 80's we'll have to take a pass....
    the July 7 Cannon hike is still a possibility.....

    June 24, 2012

  • Barbara H.

    I'll be coming from Alton Bay. If anyone is interested in carpooling, please let me know. Thanks!

    June 23, 2012

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