Before signing up for this event, Please read the entire Write Up and understand and agree to the enclosed Liability Waiver.
Event Rating: Strenuous
Distance: 6 Miles
Time Duration: 3+ Hours
Blaze Orange: Required
Presidents Day is a holiday that many people have off, but unlike many holidays it isn't traditional to get together with family to celebrate the day. The RIHC gives you an option to spend a good part of the day in the great outdoors with some "nice" people. Because of the snow we have, the hike has been renamed, and the distance has been shortened from what was originally posted.
The route will be somewhat dependent on what the trail conditions are at the time of the hike. We will hike on the north side of Rt 165 starting from the Midway parking lot. Any and all suggestions on the route are welcome.
Where are we going? The pictures tell much of the story.
Photography by Jo and Mark E
It is likely that snowshoes will be a better option for moving across the snowy terrain than hiking boots. It is recommended that you bring snowshoes if you have them.
If you do not have snowshoes, the people wearing them will likely pack the snow down more helping those wearing boots.
With the rough and snowy terrain a pair of good boots is a must in any case. As always bring sufficient water and snacks along for the hike.
From Providence: Take I-95 south to exit 5A, (Rt. 102 south). At the merge of Rt. 102 and Rt. 3, take Rt. 3 south (go straight through traffic lights). Continue on Rt. 3 south for another mile to the next light (a flashing light) at the intersection of Rt. 3 and Rt. 165. Turn right at the flashing light onto Rt. 165 west. Take Rt. 165 for ~3 1/4 miles, going past the white West Exeter Baptist Church. There will be a brown Midway sign at the entrance to a dirt road on your right. The parking lot is to your right, just past the entrance.
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; 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.