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Western/Central Mass Hiking Weekend
We'll stay two nights with hikes depending on conditions! If the weather is good I hope to spend the day exploring as many Trustees properties(Tyringham Coble, McLennan Res., Ashintully Gardens, Dry Hill, Questing, Bartholomew's Coble, Ashley House, Monument Mt., Mission House, & Naumkeag) as time allows. On Sun I plan to hike some of their properties on the way home(Peaked Mt., Quinebaug Woods & Tantiusques). Meals: Fri. dinner and lunches are on your own! Sat. & Sun breakfasts: Group meals prepared by participants. Sat. dinner: potluck or eat out Your payment assures your spot! Will refund if we find replacement! Welcome to Noble View Outdoor Center!One of the Appalachian Mountain Club's larger land holdings, Noble View Outdoor Center's 358.5 acres of rural solitude maintain the ambiance of the original 1800s New England farmstead. A quiet, pristine mountaintop location offers breathtaking views of the Pioneer Valley east to Mt. Wachusett. Easily accessible from major highways, Noble View is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Beautiful trails wind through woodlands and abandoned farm fields, passing brooks, stone walls, cellar holes, and diverse habitats including an old growth hemlock stand. On-site and nearby attractions include hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and the many historic and cultural resources of Western Massachusetts.Noble View is an ideal site not just for outdoor activities, but for nature study and photography. The surrounding 117,000 acres of forest, rivers, and streams provide a refuge for many threatened and endangered species, making it a popular location for educational, recreational, and conservation programs sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations. Noble View is a self-service facility that strives to keep costs as low as possible by volunteer management and the self-service policy. There are no janitors or ground keepers to clean up after you. Please do your part to maintain these facilities. The Fine Print: You need a recognizable facial photo as your profile picture in order to participate in this and all Trekkers events. The hikes are rated moderate. You should be able to stay with the group going at a pace of 2.5+ mph. This is a group event and participants are expected to follow the lead, stay together, stop at junctions or summits, and support all participants should circumstances require teamwork. We start together and finish together. If you decide to leave the group at any time, you are on your own. We hike in light rain or showers, but heavy snow or extreme cold weather cancels. Bring water, hiking boots (not sneakers), bug spray and lunch/snacks. Protect yourself against deer ticks and dress in layers. No guests! Have your guest join the group so they can agree to the liability waiver and attend an event. By clicking the "Yes" option on the RSVP link you are agreeing to the Liability Waiver as stated below: Remember: Your Event Organizers are volunteers. You are solely responsible for your own safety and enjoyment. 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 have read and agree to adhere to the safety standards detailed @; the organizer(s) of this activity is a volunteer; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify 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 reason.

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Respond by: 8/21/2018
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This is a group for anyone interested in hiking and other outdoor activities in all four seasons. The focus is on day hikes within an hours drive of Boston that offer fun outdoor experiences; some in places you may never have known to exist. Our focus is hiking, but we offer other trekking opportunities like kayaking and biking. While all skills levels are welcome, most of the hikes will be at an intermediate level providing an atmosphere conducive to socializing and getting to know your fellow travelers.

"I haven't bothered to go on other hikes even though I belong to other groups - because this one feels like home! Why stray?" Kim

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