Mt Monadnock, New Hampshire

Mt Monadnock is a great moderate hike, not too far away, and has excellent views from its exposed summit.

We'll summit on the White Cross Trail and then descend on the White Dot. Total hike is about 4 miles with 1800 feet of elevation gain. Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, and hiking boots! No jeans and sneakers please.  Its windy and colder at the summit, so make sure you bring some warm layers to wear at the top. Plus rain gear if the forecast looks iffy! Bug spray is a must this time of year. Sun screen too, lots of exposure on this hike. Total time will be 3 to 4 hours depending on how long we linger at the top.

Rain will postpone.

This is a great Spring warm up hike for moderate/experienced hikers, but not a beginner hike. The trail is rocky and steep with some scrambles. Lots of elevation gain in a short amount of distance, can be strenuous depending on your fitness level. We will be moving at a moderate pace.

Its about a 2 hour drive from Providence.

Note that there is a $5 admission fee per person at Monadnock State Park.

 

Trail Map:

http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/MonadnockHikingTrailsMap_All_2010.pdf

Park site:

http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/monadnock-state-park.aspx

 

 

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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 described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(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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  • Paula

    Hi Everyone,
    It took me a bit to get the pictures online, but I did which is better than usual. Enjoy.

    May 26

  • Christina M.

    I would be willing to go next weekend if anyone would like to as well. Good luck today!

    1 · May 17

    • Maria Natalia L.

      I am in let's keep a watch on the weather, anybody interested let us know , we can coordinate a carpool if that's ok with you Christina

      1 · May 17

    • Christina M.

      I can't make anything on Saturday, but would you and anyone else like to hike Monadnock on Sunday? I'm willing to carpool too. Really bummed that I missed the last one.

      May 22

  • Sue

    Great day! less the bugs of course..glad they left us above tree line to enjoy the summit :)

    May 18

  • Christina M.

    That sounds good to me. How was it today?

    May 17

    • John

      Hike was great Christina, we lucked out and got a beautiful day!

      May 18

  • Dennis

    Glorious!

    1 · May 18

  • Dennis

    Car pooling from Prov; Anyone Anyone?

    May 16

  • Tim H.

    I'm going to have to bail out. Spot open for waiting list!!!

    May 16

  • John

    Weather update, forecast looking much better. They are now saying the rain will be gone by late morning and sunny by early afternoon! So lets try and get this hike in. I'm going to bump it back by 90 minutes to an 11 AM start time to let the rain clear out. If this change impacts your plans please update your RSVP. Otherwise I'll see you tomorrow!

    1 · May 16

  • Tim H.

    Definitely a good call. Won't be able to do next week though. I could in two weeks. I'll stay tuned too.....

    May 15

  • John

    Hey everyone, the forecast looks horrible. Steady rain for Saturday. If the forecast hasn't changed by Friday afternoon then I'll postpone this until next weekend. :(

    May 15

  • Maria Natalia L.

    Good call John, will stay tuned

    May 15

  • Clay B.

    Won't be able to make it after all... but I see there is a wait list, so someone can enjoy it in my place... Here's hoping for a great day in Jafrey!

    May 9

  • Debra

    I was just at Monadnock this Saturday. Make sure you wear plenty of Deet. May is the height of Black Fly season!!!

    2 · May 5

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