Organizer: John (LAG) Lagasse (978)[masked]
INSTRUCTIONS ON RSVPs:
- Read the entire description before you RSVP.
- If you RSVP "YES" the next page displayed is the questions.
- 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.
- Use a computer, on the Upper Right of the page in the Green Box click "CHANGE RSVP", select "Yes" and click RSVP, the next page displayed is the questions.
- IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LOGIN WITHIN THE NEXT THREE DAYS TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS OR YOU WILL BE MOVED FROM "GOING" TO "NOT GOING".
- If for some reason you cannot get the the Questions and you have REREAD these instructions and FOLLOWED them please send me an email.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.