New Meetup: Harold Parker State Forest, Andover MA

From: user 8.
Sent on: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:42 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Boston Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoe Meetup Group!

What: Harold Parker State Forest, Andover MA

When: January 25,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: This should be great, with all the new snow we are going to have our first non-groomed get together at Harold Parker State Forest. There are portable outhouses and trail maps on site. No groomed trails but great conditions and has been skied over so some manmade tracks. Thirty-five miles of trails to choose from. NO RENTALS but you can rent gear at REI, EMS or Joe Jones. They may not have water, so bring your own. Some of the people going will have backcountry skis, some will have classic skis, skating is not recommended. Please get there in time to start skiing at 10:00 AM, we plan on skiing to 2:00 PM. We will see how to break up into groups based on who comes, but we will probably have two groups. Bring food if you want to eat.

Here is the link to the park description and trailmap, I recommend you print the map and put it in a plastic bag just in case. http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/harp.htm If you have a trail compass you may want to bring it.

Bring a cell phone in case you need help on the trails. My cell phone is[masked] in case you are having trouble finding me at the parking lot.

Directions:
Take rte one north to 114 north to Harold Parker Road take right and at the intersection of Middleton Road take a left, the parking lot is 100 yd to the left and can accommodate 10 to 15 cars. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=305+middleton+road,+north+andover,+ma&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.910968,75.585938&ie=UTF8&cid=42613775,-71070704,14114755623548369753&ll=42.613776,-71.070705&spn=0.011654,0.018454&z=16&iwloc=A&iwstate1=sscorrectthiscard

Thanks to Sheila for researching this event!

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Cross-Country-Skiing-Meetup-Group/calendar/9577392/

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