NH4K - Tecumseh (MODERATE)

  • August 11, 2013 · 10:00 AM

Organizer: Michael Blair @ (978)[masked]

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Read the entire description before you RSVP and answer all questions that are part of the RSVP. Failure to answer them will result in your removal from this event.

If you RSVP from a mobile device the questions may not show up - be sure to use a computer to update your RSVP so you can answer them (go back to the event page, click change "RSVP", click "YES", then answer them.

Your safety, and the safety of the group, is the most important thing. If you underestimate the demands of this event; overestimate your experience, knowledge, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself or others at risk – consider this before you decide to participate.

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Trip Summary

The plan is to sleep in and then climb one of the easier 4,000 footers in NH - Tecumseh (#48 @ 4,003'). Tecumseh is the shortest official 4,000 footer and home to Waterville Valley ski area. Views to the immediate north include Osceola, the highest peak in the region. East, across the valley, is the Tripyramid Massif, which includes North Tripyramid and Middle Tripyramid. We will use the Mount Tecumseh trail to reach the summit and then follow the same route in reverse to get back to the trailhead.

On this moderate pace (~2.0 MPH) out and back we will hike about 4.7 miles and climb about 2,300 feet. It should take an average hiker about 3 hours 30 minutes to complete this trip. This event is considered to be MODERATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. We could alter our plans because of fatigue, weather, and/or other conditions and there is no guarantee that we will complete the entire event as described here (i.e. we might not reach the summit).

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.

I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", a trail map, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by learning about the route and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

Guests are not permitted - all participants must be members of the group.

Dogs are permitted - bring a leash and a copy of their most recent rabies vaccination.

What to Bring

Be sure to look at the gear information listed below - if you have any questions about what to wear and/or what to bring let me know.

  • Click here for a list of items needed for a day hike.

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.

Weather

Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this event - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants.

  • Click here for the current weather forecast for this trip

Directions

We will meet about a 1/4 mile east of the main lodge at the Waterville Valley Ski Area. When you arrive at the main lot follow the road to the right. According to Google Maps this meeting spot is 128 miles from Boston and it should take about 2 hours and 10 minutes to drive there.

  • Click here for customizable driving directions

While carpooling is encouraged you are responsible for coordinating your own rides. Use the comments section below to communicate with others who may also be looking to share a ride. If you do share a ride be sure to share the expenses.

Random Group of Hikers Disclaimer

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 Hike Safe Responsibility Code; the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(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.

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  • Patricia F.

    What a great day for a hike. My first time hiking with Randomites and it was wonderful. I have not hiked for awhile and was not doing to well at the start of the hike. Monica stayed with me as much as I told her to keep going with the group. Thanks so much for your encouragenment and making me feel comfortable. I am looking forward to an awesome fall season of hiking!

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Jane

    Great day! Thanks Michael and Monica. This was my first hike with the Random group and it was aweseome, a very nice group and a very pleasant hike. Plus ice cream.

    August 11, 2013

  • Kevin & R.

    Mike and Monica, thanks for a great hike

    August 11, 2013

  • Rachel

    Hi. I just got a confirmation that I got into the hike. Unfortunately it's 9:45 and I'm more than 2 hours away. Hope everyone has a great day.

    August 11, 2013

    • Michael B.

      No problem. There were some last minute cancelations so I figured I would add you in hope that you might be able to make it.

      August 11, 2013

  • Rebekah C.

    Sorry guys I am down for the count this evening with something so don't think I can make it tomorrow.

    August 10, 2013

  • Jackie

    Organized another hike during the wait to be accepted......have fun and catch you all on another one. Thanks !

    August 10, 2013

  • Jackie

    just in case I get in, wondering if anyone wants to share a ride from the NOrth Shore area - Newburyport ?

    August 10, 2013

    • Donna

      Hi Jackie, I am driving up from Cambridge. would you be able to meet in Salem or Concord NH? I put out that I was looking for someone to carpool. Let me know if you are in and what you might want to do. I will be with my dog. thanks, Donna

      August 10, 2013

  • Bill

    Sorry sick.

    August 9, 2013

  • Donna

    Checking to see if anyone wants to carpool from Concord NH. Let me know, driving up with my dog, Donna

    August 9, 2013

  • Susan M

    Hi All - is there anyone driving from Davis, Porter or Harvard Sq who could give me a ride? I'm be happy to pitch in for gas funds. Thanks.

    August 4, 2013

    • Donna

      Hi Susan, I am going and leaving from E. Cambridge. I will be bringing my dog. Are you still looking for a ride?

      August 7, 2013

  • Lia

    I'm driving out of Boston - send me a message if you need a lift.

    July 18, 2013

    • Lia

      Sorry, had to cancel....apologies!!

      August 6, 2013

  • Lia

    Sorry to cancel at near last-minute!

    August 6, 2013

  • Donna

    Currently waiting, but if I get on this hike, I will be bringing my dog and driving from Cambridge. Will be happy to car pool with anyone going from Boston/Cambridge area.

    August 5, 2013

  • Denise

    Sorry I have a family reunion this day. Have fun

    July 30, 2013

  • ingrid

    +canine!

    July 17, 2013

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