Photo credit: Robin Lovely, AllTrails
How to register:
1. Sign up here: https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=22898
RSVP on Meetup does not mean you registered for the trip, you must sign up on the link provided.
We do pickups off of I-95 at Park & Rides if you live north of Boston. Please email [masked] for a request.
Drivers pay a $20 deposit which is refunded to them after successfully driving participants. Drivers will be compensated for gas & travel in addition to the refund.
Riders pay $34 for the carpool to the trailhead and back to Boston, which is used to help compensate the drivers on gas & travel.
Please note - if you sign up as a non-carpooler and don't make the event, we keep a tally of how often you flake, and this can negatively affect your ability to join a trip in the future.
2. Event description:
Old Speck Mountain is the fourth largest peak in Maine at 4,170 ft and one of the fourteen 4,000 footers in the state. We'll be hiking up via the Eyebrow trail which leads to a ledge overlook with views of Grafton Notch and the surrounding peaks. The trail meets with the Appalachian trail before heading to a spur trail to the summit. There is a fire-tower at the summit which offers a panoramic view of the White and Mahoosuc Mountains. The total hike will be 6.6 miles.
We may go out to dinner/beer after the hike, depending on the decision of the group.
Here's the route we'll be taking: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maine/old-speck-mountain-trail
• What to bring
Wool socks and an extra pair
Comfortable footwear (No sneakers)
2-3 liters of water
Rain gear (depending on the weather)
Feel free to ask me any questions regarding the event or anything gear-related. Please contact Rik or Ari at [masked] for questions about Ridj-it, carpool, and logistics.
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.