NH48-WINTER-MT WHITEFACE(Intermedia­te)

  • January 12, 2013 · 8:30 AM

Organizer: John (LAG) Lagasse (978)[masked]

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  • Read the entire description before you RSVP.
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  • Failure to answer them will result in your removal from this event.
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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 and others at risk – consider this before you decide to participate.

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What we're doing

We will be climbing Mt Whiteface (4020 Ft), one of the New Hampshire 4000 footers.  Although this is a shorter hike depending on the winter conditions there could be a few steep and difficult sections.   

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.

Guests are not permitted - all participants must be members of the Random Group of Hikers.

Dogs are not permitted


Trip Summary

On this moderate pace (~1.5 MPH) out and back trip we will hike about 8.4 miles and climb about 3,057 feet. It should take an average hiker about 5 hours 40 minutes to complete this trip (this doesn't include time for rest/food breaks). I'm planning on 7 hours.

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 and there is no guarantee that we will complete the entire event as described here (i.e. we might not reach the summit).

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 becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

 

Weather

Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Dangerous weather conditions will cancel - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants a day or two ahead of time. We will assess travel and weather conditions during the hike and make changes to our planned trip as necessary.

Clothing, Gear, Equipment, and Supplies

Hiking safely is about being prepared so that you can respond to an emergency situation or spend a night in the woods if you have to. Failure to bring the basics puts you and the rest of the group at risk. If you don't know what to wear and/or bring with you or have any questions either refer to the list below or contact me.

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.

If you don't have what you need you will not be allowed to participate - even if you carpooled with someone!

Directions

We will be meeting at the parking lot near the end of Fercroft Rd in Wonalancet, NH. According to Google Maps this spot is about 132 miles from Boston and it should take about 2 hours 24 minutes to drive there.

 

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 Hiker 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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  • Debra

    What a great day! Couldn't have been more perfect, people, place and Organizer. John, thanks so much!!! Awesome pictures guys. Very creative.

    January 15, 2013

  • Cory

    Moosilauke on Jan 26 at 8:15 AM!

    January 13, 2013

  • Desiree

    Thanks for a great hike LAG, and thanks everyone in the group for the great conversation!! Looking forward to hiking with you all again!!

    January 13, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    I just organize. The group makes the event what it is! Thanks everyone for making it great!

    January 13, 2013

  • Andrew*

    Thanks to all for a great hike!
    Special thanks to John for organizing it!
    John - I'm looking forward to hike Moosilauke with you!

    January 13, 2013

  • Cory

    John was a great leader! Laid back and friendly! A great hike in the snow!

    January 13, 2013

  • Robin

    Thanks to all for a great hike, dinner and all of the photos. Mashed potato snow, a supportive group, clouds in the valley, and a few leg cramps...All in all a wonderful day. If you want to learn more about leading or participating in the adventure travel trips check out these two links: outdoors.org/adventuretravel and http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/web/adventure-travel-volunteer.cfm. See you on the trails...

    January 13, 2013

  • Ragan M.

    Doesn't get better than this.

    January 13, 2013

  • Ragan M.

    What a perfect day to share with you all. Such rewarding views, beautiful terrain and good climbing. So much fun to meet you all and hope to see you again soon.

    January 13, 2013

  • Jackie

    perfect conditions all around :) Thanks everyone for making this one so much fun !! Cheers to John for organising such a great event :)

    January 13, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Nice temps, sweet trails, magical skies...and great company! Thanks to John for leading and organizing a great hike. And thank you, everyone....(Go coconut water!)

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Michael K.

    If anyone wants the original photo file of any of the pictures, just shoot me an email at "[masked]" and I can send it to you.
    Had a blast today, soft snow, warm temps, good people, and a pitcher of beer.....

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    Awesome group! Outstanding weather and views. Sometimes it's better to see clouds below with peaks popping out to give a different perspective. Thanks

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    Latest weather update: Give yourself a little extra driving time as it could be icy.
    A chance of freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 43. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    January 11, 2013

  • Jackie

    anyone driving up from the North Shore - Newburyport area ? Want to share a ride ?

    January 5, 2013

    • Jackie

      Hi ! Just checking now - could I meet you both as well at ex. 57 rte. 95 ? cheers, Jackie

      January 9, 2013

    • John (LAG) L.

      Jackie, See you there. I'll be driving a Silver Matrix

      January 9, 2013

  • Phillip R.

    Ana, Ragen - I'm leaving from Somerville and have room for you guys, send me an email and we can try to work it out!

    January 7, 2013

    • Ragan M.

      Hi Phillip, I emailed you my contact info. Just have to work out timing and where to meet.

      January 9, 2013

    • Phillip R.

      For some reason not seeing it. Give me a call at[masked], at some point tomorrow, and we'll coordinate. Cool? Ana, you can call me too, if you'd like, since we're both in Somerville.

      January 9, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hello, all. I'll be driving north Friday night, around 6pm-7pm; will stay at a motel/inn closer to Wonalancet. If anyone is interested in heading up with me, let me know. Will return to Boston after we finish the hike.

    January 8, 2013

    • Robin

      Jennifer - I'm interested in going Fri eve with you. I'm at[masked]

      January 8, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    As of now looks to be mostly cloudy in the low 40s.

    January 8, 2013

  • Debra

    Is the best route to get here via rt 16 to 113?

    January 8, 2013

  • Cory

    I live in Newton and can take a couple people up to NH. Call me at[masked] to organize!
    Cory

    January 7, 2013

  • Ragan M.

    I'm looking for a ride from Cambridge. If there are three of us close by without a car, we could possibly rent.

    January 6, 2013

  • Michael K.

    I will be heading up 93N from Methuen, if anyone is interested we can meet/carpool from the Park and Ride off exit 47.

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    right..so... does anyone from the Boston area have space for one, and could give me a ride? I'll chip in for gas:)

    January 5, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    Looks like a large portion of the group is from Boston. Carpooling can be fun! Just be on time. :)

    January 5, 2013

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