This will be a beginners backpack on moderate trails. The hike will be approx 17 miles over Saturday and Sunday. Although this is intended for new backpackers, YOU MUST ALREADY BE IN GOOD HIKING SHAPE!
Gear: We can share group gear as far as water purification, stove and fuel, and tents. YOU need to provide a sleeping bag of adequate warmth, sleeping pad, a backpack large enough to hold all your gear and some group supply, and all your meals and snacks.
Day 1: Jug End Rd. to Sages Ravine Campsite (9.5 miles). We climb over Jug End, Mounts Bushnell and Everett, then to Mount Race (superb ridge with extended vistas), all of which provide great views of the surrounding countryside and small towns of the area. We descend to the MA state line and walk thru fabulous Sages Ravine to our campsite, where there are plenty of tentsites within view of the river.
Day 2: Sages Ravine to Salisbury, Rt. 41 (7.4 miles). We will get an early start and climb Bear Mt. and Lions Head before our final descent to the cars.
Meeting Place: We'll meet in downtown Salisbury, CT (it's only one street), look for a blue and gray Subaru. Both parking areas have limited space, so please carpool. No public transportation.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional guide and only you are responsible for your own safety. Partaking in any outdoor activity has inherent risks and you should be aware that injuries have happened in the past. The organizers, event host, and other members of the meetup will not be held responsible for your actions. Signing up for this meetup acknowledges you have read and accept the above conditions.