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 (1)

Moonlight Madness: Red-Lining Musquash Conservation Area - #4 in a Series of FUN

Join event hosts 'Adventure K' and 'All Trails Mike' for a crazy opportunity to red-line all the trails in the over 1000 acre Musquash Conservation area in beautiful Londonderry, NH at NIGHT in a series of hikes with MeetUp friends from ROAM. This is the fourth one and it will be about 4 miles long at a moderate pace through the woods with ups and downs. There will be certificates at the end of the series for those who embark on the journey with us! SO, get fresh batteries for your head-lamps and be ready for a unique, fun-filled adventure. After this hike, we will go to a local restaurant either: Backyard Brewery, 603 Beer Hall, Renegades or a local Chinese Restaurant or ??? depending on the organizer/group preferences. You may ask what is red-lining? AMC describes it this way: The term "red-lining" comes from taking a map or set of maps of a given area and highlighting the trails with a red magic marker as the trails are completed. It can be accomplished any time of the year and in any order. Trails can be completed all at once or in segments. IMPORTANT: *Dress appropriately for the weather with any/all necessary hiking gear. Layers of clothing work really well in the winter. *Headlamps and micro-spikes are required. *Stay hydrated before and during the hike. Snacks are a good idea too. *No guests, children or dogs on this series. *Carpooling is on your own. *Please be on time with boots on trail at 5:30pm so no one is waiting in the cold. *Park on the street off to the side without blocking streets or driveways. Disclaimer; Per Club policy, no guests please. Your safety and the safety of the group is the most important thing. If you underestimate the demands of this event; overestimate your experience, knowledge, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself or others at risk – consider this before you decide to participate. As a condition of attending this activity you agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, and/or death, including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons. You also agree to assume all risk associated with this activity and agree to know and 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.

Past events (597)

Henderson-Swasey Town Forest

Oaklands Town Forest

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