We are a group of friends with similar interests - the primary one being hiking. It doesn't matter if it's a one-day trip or a multi-day backpack; we like climbing up and down the tallest mountains throughout the Northeast (and beyond). Having other people come along with us makes things even more fun. Other activities on our calendar include biking (rail trail, road, & off-road), kayaking (rivers, lakes, & ocean), skiing (downhill & cross country), and various adventure races.

Our approach is simple - the strength of a cohesive group is greater than the sum of its individual parts. We start as a group, stay as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. We travel in small groups (10-15 people) to lessen our impact on the environment and the others who are also out there enjoying the peace and solitude of the outdoors.

Here some glimpses of what we do...

Most of our hikes involve climbing to the highest summits in the Northeast. That means people have to get up early, drive a long distance, and then spend most of the day hiking. There aren’t many late starts, short day, or easy/moderate level hikes on our calendar. Instead of trying to do something that another group has already perfected, we have partnered with the Blue Hills Hiking Club out of Boston, MA to offer hikes to the members of the other group.

Don’t let their name fool you – while they spend a lot of time hiking in the Blue Hills they will also be planning trips to explore some of the other great places close to Boston. Don’t let the Blue Hills themselves fool you either – you can put together a route that includes similar distance (~10-14 miles) and elevation gain (~2,600 feet) to what you might find three hours away in the White Mountains.

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