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OVER 60 MODERATE HIKE--MOUNT CARDIGAN

This hike is for hikers aged 60-70+  who haven't given up on their love of hiking and being in nature despite their age or level of physical conditioning. We hike at a pace 50% slower than the AMC Trailguide book time. Hike ratings: easy, moderate, strenuous,very strenuous.We start as a group,we hike as a group and we end as a group. There are three other hiking Meetup groups if you want a faster pace or more challenging hikes (The New England Hiking Meetup, 4 Seasons Hiking Group, New England Over 40 Hiking Group). The hiking Meetup group, (Fellowship Of The Tortoise) does easier,slower paced hikes than  this group.  Our goal is to stay fit while enjoying the camaraderie of hikers who have similar skills and goals. If you click on the PAGES button on the home page,there is a Summer  Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group.Everybody must join the group and have a picture to be on a hike. If you are camera shy,print out a picture of yourself and give it to me at the trailhead.The picture is to show Fish and Game if you get separated from the group.

Trailhead:NOTE,WE ARE HIKING FROM THE WEST SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN ! Take I93 North to Exit 17,take US4 west for about 40 miles to Canaan,make a right onto NH118,make a right onto Orange Road to Cardigan Mountain Road, park at end of the road. We will hike the West Ridge Trail,to the summit of Mount Cardigan (3,155'). One half of the hike will be above treeline with 360 degree views.3.0 miles round trip,1,250' elevation gain,AMC book time 2.5, 4.5 hours estimated time for our group.----Steve----                                                                                                                                       Disclaimer: 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 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to have joined in for the hike. Thanks to Steve.

    August 18, 2013

  • Ginny

    Beautiful weather, good adventure, good people, good fun

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    good time
    thank you Steve

    August 17, 2013

  • Robert R.

    Very pleasant day! Nice pace, good group.

    August 17, 2013

  • Marilyn J

    Sorry. I was going to ride up with 2 hikers, but both cancelled and I didn't want to drive 5 hours by myself.

    August 17, 2013

  • Marilyn J

    Anyone coming from the Portsmouth area? Or I could meet someone in Concord.

    August 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Marilyn - I cannot make the hike tomorrow as I have my photography-art show all weekend in Nashua. Have fun!!

      August 16, 2013

    • Judy M.

      Hi Marilyn, I need to cancel for tomorrow. Hope to meet you on other hikes.

      August 17, 2013

  • barbara

    I'm in Newton and would love to share the long ride. I need this hike! Uh oh. Looks like almost everyone's from NH. Please ride with me.

    August 15, 2013

    • barbara

      Yes, Marilyn, that's great. Thank you. My numbers are cell:[masked], home (here now....and have no smart phone)[masked]-0796. [masked]. Newton.

      August 16, 2013

    • barbara

      What time should I meet you and what's your address? Am glad this will work out. I haven't figured out the distance yet. Have you gone with this group before?

      August 16, 2013

  • Ginny

    Sounds like a beautiful day for hiking tomorrow. It's so nice to have a group established for this. :-)

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    August 16, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Cannot make it tomorrow, but would love to hike Cardigan some other time this season.

    August 16, 2013

  • Bruce T.

    I have hiked many times. I recently dedcided I wanted to go back out there and relishig the beauty this state has to offer.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just in case we both need to sign up. Sandy and Sandy.

    August 13, 2013

  • Brian S.

    I'm unable to attend this one, but am looking forward to future hikes.

    August 13, 2013

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