On this event we will be hiking Welch (2605') and Dickey (2734')Mountains. These mountains are on NH's 52-with-a-view list and are located in the Waterville Valley region of the WMNF.
We will be hitting boots to trail at 845 AM, so please be there earlier than that. If you will not be able to make the hike please call me day of at[masked]), or take yourself off RSVP up until the day before; this allows us to getting going instead of waiting for someone who will not show up. We will wait only 15 minutes from start time and then we will start hiking, so please be on time.
We start as a group, hike as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are faster than the group and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slower than the group and expect us to constantly wait for you.
Please read the entire event description before you RSVP. It is important, not only for your safety, but that of the entire group.
It is also my preference not to allow dogs on my hikes. Personally, I love dogs, but I love safety more.
This will be a slow to moderate paced hike [masked] mph), covering about 4.5 miles, and 1650 feet of elevation gain. We will be taking the Welch-Dicky Loop Trail hiking in a counterclockwise direction. This trip generally takes 3.5 hours to complete, but I'll be allotting for 5.0 hours. There will be some nice ledges and bare summits to catch view upon while hiking and/or stopping to take it all in. In wet weather the exposed bare rock may be slippery. Be aware of jagged drop offs. Check out these trip reports for more details: http://www.hikenewengland.com/WelchDickey030719.html
Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Dangerous weather conditions will cancel - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants a day or two ahead of time. We will assess travel and weather conditions during the hike and make changes to our planned trip as necessary.
Current conditions : http://www.mountwashi... .
Below is a link to the minimum required items to participate in this event. Hiking safely is about being prepared so that you can respond to an emergency situation or spend a night in the woods if you have to.
Do not rely on others to have extra items to share with you at the meeting spot or on the trail. You should know how to use all of your equipment - test and adjust it prior to this trip.
warm weather packing list
From I-93, from exit 28 go east on NH Route 49 about 6 miles. Turn left, cross bridge and follow upper Mad River Road 0.7 miles. At Orris Road turn right and go 0.6 miles to parking area. The trail begins at the Orris Road Parking Area (elevation 1040 ft.).
A $3/day parking fee may be enforced at the parking area. Please bring cash (exact change), or purchase a yearly pass for about $20 (this is good throughout WMNF area). http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/whitemountain/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5297292
Any carpooling is each person’s responsibility to arrange. I suggest the Salem, NH park and ride (exit 2), or Concord, NH park and ride.
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 agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear and agree to know and follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com