What we're about

Hi all!

My intention is for this to be a very friendly group of people (at least nearing 40 if not over) who love to do local things outdoors and fun activities indoors.

I've lived in this county for the better part of 20 years and am finding there's lots to EXPLORE right here! Hiking the White Mountains is great, but this group will provide many options closer to home for outdoor fun. We'll have occasional distant excursions as well though. During the colder months, we'll do lots of active indoor activities too! Bring your sense of adventure as this will be MY first time doing some of these walks/hikes! And since I have a deep intellectual side, I'd also like to plan some discussions on topics of interest like or maybe even have guest speakers...

A note on the current state of meetup affairs as it compares to R.O.A.M.: Because I'm concerned about the impact on the environment of bringing a huge group of people on a nature trail and because I feel huge groups negatively impact the experience of others who are trying to enjoy the beauty and quiet of the outdoors, our groups are limited to 20-25 people. While Mountain National Forest Rules recommend all groups be limited to 10 people and and require the limitation in designated "wilderness" areas.

We also will never charge annual dues or membership fees, claiming that it helps with the cost of running a meetup group (seriously...collecting a $15 annual fee from thousands of members is a money making venture, not a group of friends getting together). This groups operates in the original spirit of meetup. We do this because we love to and want to share it!

Please join if Rockingham County destinations are convenient for you, you love friendly people and you love to have fun!

Upcoming events (2)

Falling For Foster Pond - Easy Hike

50 Nashua Rd

Join your Meetup friends for an easy after work hike around beautiful Foster Pond in Windham, NH. We will hike for about 3-5 miles and stop at some overlooks on the pond. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring your headlamp. For those who are interested, we can go to nearby Common Man Restaurant in Windham for some warm beverages and food.

IMPORTANT:
*Please no dogs or guests; have your guests join the Meetup Group and RSVP
*Please do not attend if you have any COVID symptoms or have been around any one who is ill with COVID.
*The event may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

LIABILITY RELEASE: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree 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 http://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.

Goin' Bananas At Benson's Wild Animal Park - Easy Hike & Scavenger Hunt

Let's have some unique FUN with your Meetup friends and do a scavenger hunt and easy hike at Benson's Wild Animal Park in beautiful Hudson, NH. Bring your sense of adventure, mystery and intrigue as well as your appropriate hiking gear for the weather. We will hike about 3-4 miles and look for clues to complete a scavenger hunt specially designed by Adventure K. Feel free to bring a banana or any other snack of choice! After the hike, for those who are interested, we can head over to a local restaurant.

FYI - Benson's has a unique history: https://www.hudsonnh.gov/bensonpark/page/history-bensons-wild-animal-farm

IMPORTANT:
*Please change your RSVP at least 24 hours in advance if you are no longer attending.

*IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT.

*CARPOOLS: No carpools suggested due to COVID-19 recommendations.

*NO GUESTS or dogs or wild animals - ALL GUESTS MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THIS HIKING MEETUP.

LIABILITY RELEASE: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree 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 http://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 -

Past events (700)

Greg's Hike - South Mountain hike Pawtuckaway State Park

Reservation Road

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