Before signing up for this event, Please read the entire Write Up and understand and agree to the enclosed Liability Waiver.
Event Rating: Strenuous Level 4 for distance. You must have completed one or more level 3 hikes to attend this event.
Distance: 12 miles
Time Duration: plan on 5 + Hours to be safe
Blaze Orange: Is required.
We will need volunteers to spot cars from meetup to Escoheag (10 minute ride) the start point.
This hike will be a link up of various trails in Arcadia on the North side of Rt 165 and a visit to Hemlock Ledges on the South side of RT. 165 and Beach Pond. We will Meet at the Beach Pond Parking lot on Rt 165 just before the CT. border. We will spot cars to the check station on Escoheag Rd. We will hike the Escoheag, Ben Utter and seven miles of the Tippecansett and finish w/ a visit to Hemlock Ledges and beyond. There will be varied terrain and features on this hike, scenic over looks, water falls, some scrambling and climbing.
Must wear sturdy boots, no sneakers. It may be muddy and wet in some areas. As always bring snacks / lunch and plenty of water to sustain you for this longer hike. Suggested 2 liters. Blaze orange is required.
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 for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators 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.