Organizer: Michael Blair @ (978)[masked]
Read the entire description before you RSVP and answer all of the questions that are part of the RSVP process. Failure to answer them will result in your removal from this event.
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 so consider this before you decide to participate.
What We're Doing
We are hiking Osecola and East Osecola instead of Moosilauke. The wind chill above treeline would be pretty nasty so let's stay in the trees. Also, we might get some protection from the summits themselves since the wind is coming from the west and we will be approaching from the east. :-)
SINCE THIS IS A LAST MINUTE CHANGE AND I WILL NOT HAVE ANY TIME TO SCREEN PARTICIPANTS IT IS ONLY OPEN TO THE PEOPLE STILL LISTED AS YES ON THE MOOSILAUKE HIKE.
BE PREPARED FOR THE COLD AND THE WIND. ALSO, BE PREPARED TO KEEP MOVING - HAVE YOUR GLOVES AND HATS AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED HANDY. BRING FOOD THAT YOU CAN EAT ON THE GO.
On this moderate pace (~2.0 MPH) traverse we will hike about 7.8 miles and climb about 3,100 feet. It should take an average hiker about 5 hours 45 minutes to complete this trip. This doesn't include any time spent taking breaks along the way.
This event is considered to be INTERMEDIATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. We could alter our plans because of fatigue, weather, and/or other conditions - there is no guarantee we will complete the entire event as described here.
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.
What to Bring
You will need snow shoes and mountaineering crampons (microspikes or hillsounds are OK only as a back-up to the crampons). Be prepared for windy conditions above treeline - have a windproof layer and goggles.
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 "winter" 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.
Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this event - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants.
• Link for weather forecast:
We will meet in the parking lot for the Greeley Ponds Trail. It's on the south side of Route 112 about 15 minutes east of Lincoln, NH.
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 (gas and tolls).
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.