• Sunset Photography Adventure

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=30036 Take capturing the memories of all your outdoor adventures to the next level in this sunset photography workshop at the beautiful Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth, MA. During this class we will discuss how to frame your shot, choose your exposure, what equipment can help you out, and what you may want to consider doing when processing your photos using basic point and shoot cameras all the way up to DSLRs. Expect to spend two hours outdoors honing your skills to capture the magic of the golden hour through landscape shots, wildlife photographs, and a plethora of other sights at the sanctuary that are sure to spark your creativity! Animals, plants, voluptuous clouds, and special vistas are in store! Gear: Layers, bug spray, water bottle, camera(s) with lenses, batteries, and memory cards. Previous Experience: None! Driver price: $20.00 Rider price: $38.00 Non-carpool price: $25.00

  • Hike Mt. Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Loop

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=27900 Read the below language carefully before signing up. Lots of people have "hiked" Franconia and have had a miserable time because they were unprepared physically, mentally, and in terms of gear. We'll be hiking Franconia Ridge, which contains three peaks: Little Haystack, Lincoln, and Lafayette which are all 4,000 footers. This hike has one of the best views in New England as it follows a ridge-line once you reach the summit of Little Haystack. We'll be hiking up via the Falling Waters trail to Little Haystack, followed by the Franconia Ridge trail to Mount Lincoln and Lafayette. We descend via the Old Bridle Path. The total hike will be 8.4 miles in a loop. The map can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-lafayette-and-franconia-ridge-trail-loop Gear Hiking boots or trail runners (no sneakers - you will be turned away if you show up in them) 2 - 3 liters of water day bag to hold supplies food + snacks sunglasses & hat sunscreen map of the hike Expectations This is not a beginner hike; do not make this your first hike in the White Mountains. You must be in good shape which means you exercise regularly in running, biking, or other applicable cardio area. Recent hiking the Whites at 3,000+ feet more than qualifies you. You must have the supplies above or you will be turned away before leaving the carpool spot. You are responsible for having a map of this hike; this is not a guided excursion. You are joining like-minded enthusiasts and are responsible for your own safety.

  • Mount Washington for the Fierce and the Great!

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=32986 Signing up as a non-carpooler and bailing last second will affect your ability to join future events. An RSVP on Meetup is not a real RSVP. We do pickups at Park & Rides along the way - join us in our mission of creating accessibility, community, and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Well… I guess… I’m calling for the end of summer all of the warriors ready for the conquest of Mount Washington…. The piles of people will be busy on the pile of rocks if we go by ammo trail…. That’s why we are gonna spice it up ! Hell, yeah ! We will go up by jewel trail….. Then we will drop down by sphinx trail and climb up huge rocks by Great gulf trail ! two of these trail are parts of the 25 terrifying… Yeah, time to work out your whole body ! 11 miles- 5000 elevation+ You gotta deserve the view and show the motivation for this hike ! check the trail here: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/route/8ef41ac2c7b3ad8061064f79e66f9f938cca33af/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterMeters What I expect from you : Work as a team ! If you see you fellow hiker struggling on a section, be kind and give some help ! This is not a race, walk at you own pace. If you can talk and hike, this means you are on the right pace. If you are constantly breathing… just slow down. If you end up on the summit with cramps, cograil train is there for your for 42 dollars ! No beginners in this hike. Bring your smile and your cheerful behavior, or I will make sure you are gonna suffer the entire trail! Gears : Hiking boots No cotton layer At least 3-4L of water IBUPROFEN- I sell them for 2bucks/pill FOOD, snacks… Bug spray, sun screen If you never hiked with me or don't have a ridj it history, Please contact me. I need to make sure that you qualify for that badass hike

  • Hike Pawtuckaway

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    1. Sign up here to join as a rider, driver or self-driver: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=25544 We also do pickups off of 93 at Park & Rides if you live north of Boston. Please email [masked] after registering with your request. Please kindly PM Christine regarding event or gear-related questions only. Please kindly contact [masked] for questions about Ridj-it/the rideshare/the carpool. 2. Event Description: Spanning over 5,500 acres, Pawtuckaway’s trails lead to many special points of interest, including a mountaintop fire tower; an extensive marsh where beavers, deer, and great blue herons may be seen, and a geologically unique field where large boulders called glacial erratics were deposited when glacial ice melted near the end of the Ice Age. Hike Details: Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 1,614 ft. Total Mileage: 8.9 miles Total Time: Approx. 5-7 hours, depending on pace and amount of breaks. What to Bring: Required. No Exceptions. No Cotton or Rayon Clothing Either: $5 for parking fee per person! Hiking boots or trail runners. Wool socks plus an extra pair Shirt and pants that are either wool or synthetic (think workout gear) Insulating layer, such as a fleece. It is extremely windy at the top, so please ensure that you bring warm clothing, including a wind breaker with a hood. 2-3 liters of water Food! Optional, but Strongly Recommended: Hiking poles Rain gear (top and bottom). These may or may not be required, depending on the weather forecast. Hat and sunglasses Sunscreen Bug spray Personal first aid kit Trail map Liability Release: You acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks and assume all risk; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; 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.

  • Hike Mt. Carrigan - 10.8 Miles - Ari's last 48/48

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=33008 An RSVP on Meetup is not a real RSVP. Non-carpoolers who sign up and bail last second will have difficulty joining future events. The Signal Ridge Trail to Mount Carrigain is a 10.8 Mile out and back trail with 3,530 feet of elevation gain. There's a great view from at the top from the fire tower! This will also be my 48/48, so we will be celebrating at the top! I've spent a lot of time watching many of you complete your own 48 4,000 footers, and now I'll finally be able to enjoy my own moment in the company of fellow adventurers and friends. Requirements: This is a difficult hike due to the elevation gain over a short number of miles. Think stair steppers in Hell or an endless Tecumseh hike. Please do your research and know your limits before signing up. You must have recent hiking experience of other 4,000 footers or similar equivalent to join. Do not make this your first hike. You must bring the following list of mandatory equipment: Gear - no exceptions 1) hiking boots - or trail runners (no tennis shoes) 2) 2 - 3 liters of water 3) snacks plus meal 4) electrolytes (gatorade, etc) 5) waterproof shell for core and legs 6) non-cotton athletic clothing (no jeans) 7) headlamp 8) the downloaded map of this hike

  • Sunset Horseback Ride

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=33196 Please note - an RSVP on Meetup is not a real RSVP. You must register for each person above at the link provided in this description. Enjoy a beautiful sunset horseback ride just south of Manchester, NH on a Saturday evening with like-minded adventurers! This scenic and woodsy one-hour ride will take you through a herd path with an experienced guide. Bring the camera, snap some photos of you and your four-legged pal, and maybe we can head out for dinner and drinks afterwards! This ride is appropriate for all levels, but make sure to wear long jeans, a long shirt, shoes you don't mind getting dirty, and bug repellent. No experience required. Exact meeting details will be sent to those who book. Driver price: $30.00 Rider price: $50.00 Non-carpool price: $35.00

  • Learn 2 Surf Maine & Hang

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=33764 Enjoy two hours of lessons and all-day rentals with this sweet end-of-summer adventure. This event is great for people who’ve never surfed before and for others with experience. The water in Maine is a little warmer than Boston’s, and the waves even more enjoyable! We'll be in Wells, Maine, which is located an hour and a half north of Boston and boasts a great small-town New England feel, and with this class you’ll be able to surf well into the evening with a beautiful sunset. Gear You can rent gear for this trip through Ridj-it. Other gear you will want to bring include non-cotton underwear to use under the wet suit which can be rented through us. If you do a lesson, this includes your rental for the full day. You do not need to do lessons to attend; you may attend even if you do not need lessons or gear - we're just happy to have you! Expectations You need to know how to swim. Pricing Westsuit all-day rental: $15.00 Surfboard all-day rental: $25.00 Group lesson no rentals: $40.00 Group lesson + all-day rentals: $75.00

  • Hike Mount Jefferson as a double badass

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=34467 Signing up as a non-carpooler and bailing last second will affect your ability to join future events. An RSVP on Meetup is not a real RSVP. We do pickups at Park & Rides along the way - join us in our mission of creating accessibility, community, and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Activity description Reaching the summit of Mount Jefferson is the goal for this hike. The trail chosen is a 7.5 miles loop that starts pretty moderate until we reach the headwall of Mount Jefferson (part of the 25 terrifying). Rock scrambling on the steep ascension is in the GAME! Get ready to make your triceps, biceps and blabla to work! Hopefully we can have a nice view if stratus, cumulus, whatever nimbus are not here! We will then go down via Caps ridge trail if the rocks are not too wet (another terrifying 25). YEAH DOUBLE BADASS! A safer alternative can be possible too on the way down. This trail is one of the shortest one to get into the alpine zone, meaning that you will be exposed to wind, humidity and cold pretty fast. In addition to that, the weather up there is gonna be COLD. Many people underestimate the weather in the mountains. Please read the required gears properly before signing up to the hike. I will turn you back if you are missing major pieces of equipment. “Summer is gone and past…” This is a 8 miles loop with about 4000 foot elevation gain. https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/route/05e6e5cdf244a9f860215d914747f7fa3124b7ed/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet You NEED : experience in hiking ! being fit Bring the required gears Answer to my screening questions. No answer =OUT HAVE A LOOK at the MAP (click on the link above) I am not a guide, you will be responsible of your own safety. However I will GSA (Gear safety administration) carefully. Bring your cheerful attitude, and pay attention to your hiking mate. If not, you may end up into a sacrifice to the mountain to bring the nice weather back! Gears, NO COTTON No shorts! Summer is over for that weekend OK? Hiking boot, or shoes with threads on it, NO SNEAKERS! Fleece, RAINCOAT/WINDPROOF JACKET Glove, winter hat Nutrition Snacks and meal 3-4 L of water + electrolytes, a plus will be small thermos where you can have hot water IBUPROFEN, I sell them 2/pill of 200mg you may need 3 to decrease your pain. After the hike WE EAT and become social or you will be BANNED from my hikes!

  • Nashua River Rail Trail - 24.8 Miles

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    You can sign up here as a driver, rider, or a non-carpooler participant: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=32454 Built on the former Boston-Maine branch of the Hollis corridor, the Nashua River Rail Trail is a round-trip wonder of 24.8 miles that includes a deciduous border along the majority of the path. Several wetlands also dot the journey with many possibilities to see birds, turtles, and other wildlife along the way. Our journey will begin in Nashua with a mid-point in Ayer and then a return back to Nashua. We can take breaks along the way for coffee/snacks/views as needed and desired. This bike trip is rated as moderate due to the number of miles of biking required. Rentals Bike rentals can be selected as well. If you have your own bike, you may bring it with, and we will attempt to accommodate you. However, if there is no room for your bike, you must be ready to rent a bicycle. Gear Bring closed-toe shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, one liter of water, snacks, and bug spray. Also, bring comfortable shorts or athletic pants; we do not recommend jeans. Have a light jacket on hand in case of wind. Bike Rental (bike, helmet, lock) $38.00

  • Birds and Brews -

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    Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=33021 An RSVP on Meetup is not a real RSVP. This is a professionally guided event and the profits are used to fund conservation. Enjoy life in the outdoors with others and a drink. Whether you are a skilled birder, a beginner looking to gain some skills, or just enjoy seeing birds and drinking beer, this is the adventure for you! What better way to celebrate one of the final weekends of summer and the beginning of fall migration than by embarking on a guide of hike in search of some of the 300 species that have been seen at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary and then enjoy a cold beer (or kombucha!) at the scenic overlook with your fellow hikers? Included in your fee is the guided hike, one beer or kombucha, and light snacks. Participants should have sun protection, water, bug spray, binoculars (if owned), and sneakers/hiking boots. Driver price: $20.00 Rider price: $38.00 Non-carpool price: $25.00