What we're about

“The mountains are calling & I must go.” (Muir)

WELCOME to Rhode Island Outdoors (RIO). We are a community of enthusiasts with a weakness for alpine views. We are not experts. In fact, many of us are little more than weekend warriors answering the call of a mountain. We join together to eat, to drink, to laugh, to hike, to learn, to grow, to share. We join together because we believe in The Hike. We believe in the challenge and the trail, in the summit and the view (“What a big climb you have there grandma!!” “All the better to see the valley below, my dear.”), and we believe in community—we believe in each other. We believe that as rich as we are apart, we are, without doubt, richer together.

WASHINGTON Jefferson MADISON Monroe PIERCE Ike LAFAYETTE Lincoln LIBERTY Moosilauke GARFIELD Galehead NORTH TWIN South Twin THE WILDCATS The Carters THE BONDS The Moats TOM Willey FIELD Carrigain CANNON Cardigan MONADNOCK The Kinsmans THE HANCOCKS The Osceolas NORTH KEARSARGE Baldface BEAR Everett GREYLOCK Chocorua WHITEFACE Passaconaway


As a group, our mission is to gather, to encourage, to support and befriend—to climb every mountain safely. We recognize “to hike is to risk” and make all decisions founded on two principles: home and happiness—nothing is more important, neither summits nor egos. We hike as a group, yet expect individual accountability, wherein everyone is supported, each person comes prepared, no one is left behind, and ALL ARE INVITED.

APPALACHIAN Ammonoosuc Ravine TUCKERMAN’S RAVINE Old Bridal Path FALLING WATERS Fishin’ Jimmy CHAMPNEY FALLS Edmands Path GORGE BROOK Glencliff NINETEEN MILE Wildcat Ridge CARTER DOME Zeta Pass WHITE DOT White Cross PUMPELLY Lonesome Lake KINSMAN RIDGE Crawford Path GALE RIVER Liberty Spring TWINWAY Bondcliff MORGAN/PERCIVAL Welch/Dickey

So once again, WELCOME. And should you dare to join us, and we hope you will, we promise not to bite.

(Thank you to Jeff (https://www.meetup.com/RI-Outdoors/members/11024921/) for writing this new introduction/mission statement.)

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Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Overnight"s"
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Mt. Monadnock (Old Halfway House Trailhead)

3 days, 2 nights, 1 trail, 53 miles. Sound a bit unnerving? Yeah. Sound ridiculous? Yeah. Sound unattainable? Yeah. Would ya like to join me? Yeah. So, I'm throwing the idea and invitation out there. Not sure when it's gonna happen; I'd like it to be soon: end of May, sometime in June. Who knows, maybe the next blue moon. What I do know are two things: 1) it will not be happening next week (thou my spirit is willing, my body is not; I'm not in shape), and 2) you can count on it being a serious-serious challenge: an arduous undertaking that will require no less than a 40 mile two-day total, capped off with a final 13 mile day. Yeah... you got that right!! A 15 mile first day, will require a 25 mile second. Now, of course none of this is set in stone, my only purpose, at this moment, is to find out if there is any interest. I have plenty more research to do before I will be able to put pen to paper. As it stands now, I'm thinking of a 3 day, 2 night, north to south hike, starting at Sunapee and ending on Monadnock. Two nights spent at shelters, and three days hiking trails. Car spots are necessary, as well as, at least one training hike; we gotta know we can do twenty, fully loaded. (hic) In the mean time, questions and comment can be posted below, and should you want to do a bit of research yourself, there's plenty of info about the trail on the web. Here are two: the MSGTC (http://www.msgtc.org/) web site and the Guthook (http://www.guthookhikes.com/2012/04) blog. I'll leave it up to you to find others. Liability Waiver: 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 (http://hikesafe.com/index.php?page=hiker-responsibility-code); the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators 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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