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Would You Like to Hike Ike?

  • Nov 2, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Event Rating: Level 4, Difficult.

Recommended for members who have previously completed one or more Level 4 hikes with us.

Distance: ~10 MILES

Time Duration: 6.5 - 7 HOURS

Full Winter gear: Required

Blaze Orange: Not required

Almost overshadowed by the mass of neighboring Mt Washington, Mt Eisenhower (called Mt Pleasant until the death of President Eisenhower) is sometimes dismissed as a mere bump between Mts Pierce and Monroe. But at something more than 4760 ft, Eisenhower is a respectable mountain in its own right. It ranks about 11th in height among "listed" New Hampshire 4000-footers. Thousands of hikers summit it each year because it lies on the Appalachian Trail. The great attraction of Mt Eisenhower, however, is the view. A hike to its summit will bring you well above treeline, offering 360-degree views of all the Southern Presidentials as well as the summit of Washington. A very satisfying experience for not a lot of effort.

Drive up Friday, hike Saturday, home on Sunday. We are working on some cheap lodging - will let you know. Full Winter gear required. Bring it all, and we can leave what we don't need in the cars.

On the trail at 8:30 sharp! We would like to be down before nightfall. Be prepared for a possible exit in the dark. 

Lodging info, mandatory gear list, and trail route coming soon after sign-up.

PLEASE NOTE: By signing up you agree that you will abide by any decisions the leaders make concerning your ability, fitness, suitability, and safety. If we feel this is not the right hike for you, we will make an appropriate decision. We take this responsibility very seriously and our decisions are based on everyone's safety and welfare.

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  • Nancy G

    I can’t say enough about this weekend…the company, the scenery, the weather…everything was 4760’ above and beyond. Ike would have been proud of our troop. Another shout out to our fearless leaders Bob and Tony. The time and effort you put in for our benefit is as inspiring as any view I’ve seen!

    November 5, 2013

  • Tony C.

    Real nice hike Everyone . You all did great job . Perhaps we can step it up a notch. LOL

    November 4, 2013

  • Meri

    Looks great. Wish I could have come. Bob, do you have a list of "full winter gear"?

    1 · November 4, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Wish you were there too, Meri. The gear info is in the "Pages" section at the top of this page. I am also emailing you with more info.

      November 4, 2013

  • Bob T.

    Another awesome hike with a terrific group of strong, experienced mountain climbing friends - new and old alike! The harsh weather that was forecast wasn't harsh at all, and other than my tired butt, everything went flawlessly. Thank you everyone for a wonderful weekend. Special thanks to Tony for leading, and Leon for covering the old guy's back.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Sue

    I think the hiking Gods really shined upon this weekend ! What a beautiful weather day to conquer Ike and Pierce with a wonderful and fun group. Awesome weekend ! Looking forward to hiking the next Presidents. Kudos to Tony and Bob for your continuous Leadership and putting this hike together. Great Job ! :)

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Alfonso

    Just saw the post. Let me know if it's too late to sign up.

    November 1, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Terrific! Going to be nice to see you again. Please check with John H If you are looking to share some lodging.

      November 1, 2013

  • Bob T.

    -Looks like everyone is on their own or can partner up privately with others.
    -Some members are renting a cheap cottage at Boulder Motor Court in Twin Mountain, NH
    Other suggestions:
    -AMC Highland Center: 4-person bunkroom, Dinner & Bfst, $65/Memb, $78/Non
    -AMC Joe Dodge Lodge: 4-person bunkroom, Dinner & Bfst, $55/Memb, $66/Non
    -AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse (at Highland), 16 bunks across two bunkrooms, Dinner & Bfst, $49/Memb, $59/Non

    October 28, 2013

    • Bob T.

      John, I know one of our members is going to be staying at the Shapleigh Bunkhouse. Less than $100 for 2 nights with all meals. Not a bad deal.

      October 30, 2013

    • John H.

      I read about that in your previous post. It isn't what I'm looking for on the weekend of a RIHC event. That is why I asked about sharing lodging with other members.

      October 30, 2013

  • Frieda S.

    Unfortunately because of layoffs, I'm now going to work time!

    October 28, 2013

  • Carolyn W.

    Hi all! I double-booked myself and decided to go with the one that won't require an overnight. Have fun!

    October 28, 2013

  • Sonia

    Hey! Has anything been figured out for accommodations? are we on our own to make arrangements (which is perfectly fine)? I just need to know in order to budget my week accordingly :-)

    October 28, 2013

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