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Oak Hill Concord
Moving location to Oak Hill in Concord, about 4 miles, with hydration after. Oak Hill is a classic hike in the Concord, NH metro area. The summit itself has no views, however there is a fire tower on top of the summit that has commanding views of western mountains in the Monadnock region, Mt. Kearsarge, Mt. Cardigan and some of the White Mountains up north. In addition, there are some side trails with beautiful vistas of the surrounding area. There's a clearly marked and well maintained trail system that gives the feeling of being much further away from Concord than you are. We'll take the Tower Trail to the summit, stopping along the way at the Swope Slope Vista. Distance to the summit (round trip) is about four miles, with about 600 feet of elevation change.* It should take about 1.5 hours of walking time. Link to a trail map: http://www.concordnh.gov/ DocumentCenter/View/9221 There's parking for about 10 cars in the lot, and the trail system is well used. Carpooling is encouraged. We'll meet at the LL Bean Outlet in Concord rt 93 exit 14, at the back in the area in between LLBean and Hannaford. Oak Hill Trailhead: Directions to the Shaker Road trailhead from I93:1. From I93 North, take exit 16, and turn right at the end of the exit ramp (if coming from I93 South, turn left)2. Make a left turn onto Mountain Road3. After 0.3 miles, make a right turn onto Shaker Road4. Proceed approximately 2.4 miles; the trailhead parking area will be on your right. You'll see a sign for the Oak Hill City Trails.(Note: Don't be tempted to take any turns onto Oak Hill Road!) By RSVPing "yes" you and all guests hereby freely and voluntarily release the organizer(s) and host, his/her heirs and assigns, officers, agents, representatives, servants and employees from any and all liability, claims, judgments, demands, costs, causes of action, including damages of any kind for any personal injury, losses or damages, known or unknown, to the member and his or her guests, incurred as a result of participation in this meetup.

L.L. Bean Outlet

55 Fort Eddy Road · Concord

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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!

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