Monte Alto Hikers get together on Sunday mornings throughout the winter to enjoy each other's company in an outdoor adventure. The group convenes at Cafe Monte Alto in downtown Plymouth and sets out to enjoy local hikes in the lakes and mountains area of central NH. We choose trails that are user-friendly, allow group members to progress in fitness and hiking skills, and generally get us all home by mid-day. On days of good snow, there are options for cross country skiing and/or snow shoeing as well. A brunch venue may follow. Dogs are welcome if they play nicely with other dogs.
Special Note: CMA Hikers are committed to safe and social hiking and ascribe to the ethoi of "No one gets left behind" and we "Leave NO Trace" . We also take frequent rest/social moments and we Leave No Trace which means that we are careful to pack out everything we take in to all the places we visit. See Leave No Trace. (https://lnt.org/about)
Being safe includes being well prepared for the adventure with the 10 Essentials (https://www.nps.gov/articles/10essentials.htm), and for those in the lead to go at a pace so as to keep the group within sight or earshot, This prevents accidentally taking a wrong turns or leaving anyone behind. This way we are sure to care for ourselves, each other and the earth!
As a condition of voluntary participation in this activity everyone acknowledges and agrees to the following: That this activity involves inherent risks which 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 Hikesafe.com (http://hikesafe.com/)) and acknowledge that the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you 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.
Additionally: This is a dog-friendly group as long as all dogs are friendly with each other and with human participants. Owners assume full responsibility for their dogs behaviors and actions.