What we're about

We are a group of friends with similar interests - the primary one being hiking. It doesn't matter if it's a one-day trip or a multi-day backpack; we like climbing up and down mountains throughout the Northeast (and beyond). Having other people come along with us makes things even more fun. Other activities on our calendar include biking (rail trail, road, & off-road), kayaking (rivers, lakes, & ocean), skiing (downhill & cross country), and various adventure races.

Our approach is simple - the strength of a cohesive group is greater than the sum of its individual parts. We start as a group, stay as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. We travel in small groups (10-15 people) to lessen our impact on the environment and the others who are also out there enjoying the peace and solitude of the outdoors. The ultimate goal is to get outside, have a safe and enjoyable time, and then do it again.

Most of our hikes involve climbing to the highest summits in the Northeast. That means people may have to get up early, drive a long distance, and then spend most of the day hiking. There aren’t many late starts, short days, or easy/moderate level hikes on our calendar. Instead of trying to do something that another group has already perfected, we have partnered with the Blue Hills Hiking Club (http://www.meetup.com/Blue-Hills-Hiking) out of Boston, MA. If you live in the Boston area and want to get outdoors they offer almost daily hikes of varying distances and speeds.

If this sounds like fun then be sure to join our group and sign-up for an event.

Upcoming events (5+)

Last Minute Hike -- Passaconaway(4K) w/Wonalancet & Hibbard

Event Organizer: Tom Patterson @ (978)[masked] Read the entire description before you RSVP to this event. If you underestimate the demands; overestimate your knowledge, experience, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself and others at risk. Consider this before you RSVP. === What We're Doing === The plan is to hike a NH 4K, Mount Passaconaway (4,043ft) via the Wonalancet route, taking us over Mt. Wonalancet (2780ft) and Hibbard Mountain (2940ft). If you are interested in participating in this event sign up for the waiting list. I will add people that (1) answer the question that is part of the RSVP process and (2) have done similar hikes within the past three months. - RSVPs close 24 hours before the event. - The maximum group size will be 10 people because we will be traveling within a designated wilderness area. - Guests aren't permitted. - Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We start and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are fast and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slow and expect us to constantly wait for you. === Trip Summary === On this moderate pace [masked] MPH) trip we will hike about 10.2 miles miles and climb about 3450 feet. It should take an average hiker about 7 hours 30 minutes to complete. This event is considered INTERMEDIATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. Here is the latest report of this route's conditions (5/19/19): - https://newenglandtrailconditions.com/nh/viewreport.php?entryid=41641 Be sure to let people know where you're going, who you're going with, and when you expect to be back. === What to Bring === Use this link to see what you should have for clothing, equipment, and gear - don't come unprepared: - https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/day-hiking-checklist.html It might still winter in the mountains so we may still need basic traction like Kahtoola MicroSpikes or Hillsound Trail Crampons. === Weather === Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this event - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants. Use this link for the current weather forecast: - https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.944&lon=-71.395&FcstType=text#.XLuC6IopCf0 === Directions === We will meet in the Ferncroft Parking Lot located at the end of Ferncroft Road near Wonalancet, NH. According to Google Maps it's about 131 miles from Boston and it should take about 2 hours and 20 minutes to drive there. === RSVP Instructions === RSVP Process: You will be asked one question after you click "YES" for this event - "Did you read the entire event description? Will you have the items required to safely participate in this event? What hikes have you done in the last three months? Where did you go and how long did it take?" Provide enough information for me to know a little about you but stay under the 250 character limit. If you don't take the time to answer it sufficiently I won't consider adding you to this event. Medical Information: You are responsible to let the event organizer know if you have any medical conditions or allergies that (1) could affect your ability to safely participate in this event or (2) could affect any first aid treatment that may become necessary while participating in this event. You can either provide this information to the event organizer beforehand or you can have a summary located within an easily accessible part of your backpack. Emergency Contact Information: You are responsible for providing emergency contact information to the event organizer in case we need to contact them. You can either provide this information to the event organizer beforehand or you can have a list located within an easily accessible part of your backpack. === Random Group of Hikers Disclaimer === 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 Hike Safe Responsibility Code (http://www.hikesafe.com/); the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(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.

NH 52 WAV-Mts Crawford, Resolution, Stairs and Parker (ADV-INTERMEDIATE)

Event Organizer: Steve Blum[masked] Read the entire description before you RSVP to this event. If you underestimate the demands; overestimate your knowledge, experience, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself and others at risk. Consider this before you RSVP. === What We're Doing === The plan is to hike to four of the New Hampshires 52 With a View-Mounts Crawford (3119), The Giant Stairs, (3463) Resolution (3415) and Parker (3004). This hike will require a car spot, so we will meet at the Langdon Trailhead, end of River Street in Bartlett, NH. We will then drive about 7 miles to the start of our hike at the Davis Path Trailhead along Rt. 302. We will utilize the Davis Path up to, then beyond Crawford, tagging Stairs, then backtracking about 3/4 mile to the Mt. Parker Trail, to the Langdon Trail. En route to the Langdon Trail, we will cross Mts. Resolution and Parker. If you are interested in participating in this event sign up for the waiting list. I will add people that (1) answer all of the questions that are part of the RSVP process and (2) have done similar hikes within the past three months, and (3) will arrive with space in their vehicles to participate in the car spot process. RSVPs close 24 hours before the event. The maximum group size for this trip will be 10 people since we will be spending nearly the entire day in the Dry River Wilderness. Guests aren't permitted. Dogs are only permitted with prior approval of the event organizer. === Trip Summary === We start as a group, hike as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are faster than the group and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slower than the group and expect us to constantly wait for you. On this MODERATE pace (~1.5 MPH) trip we will hike about 12.9 miles and climb about 4275 feet. It should take an average hiker about 8 1/2 hours to complete. This event is considered ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. Use these links for more information about where we are going and how we will get there: http://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/inputsearchlist.php?searchstate=nh&searchstring=parker • Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this event - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants. Use this link for the current weather forecast in the general region of the hike: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-71.33111618746815&lat=44.16327532855993#.WSiKOeSGMdU • http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=44.18700724100046&lon=-71.61091796099964#.WQNO7lKZPUo === What to Bring === Use this link for a list of items needed for a day hike: • https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-season-gear Do not rely on others to have extra items to share with you at the meeting spot or on the trail. You should know how to use all of your equipment - test and adjust it prior to this trip. === Directions === We will meet at the Langdon Trailhead, which is at the end of River St, near Bartlett Village, NH. According to Google Maps this spot is about 153 miles from Boston and it will take about 3 hours to drive there. Since this is where we will finish, we leave an appropriate number of cars here, and then drive to the Davis Trail Path Trailhead. Use this link to customize the driving directions by simply inserting your location into Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Boston,+MA/River+St,+Bartlett,+NH+03812/@44.1243274,-71.2761424,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x89e3652d0d3d311b:0x787cbf240162e8a0!2m2!1d-71.0588801!2d42.3600825!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cb39dd56119f565:0xdbd3feabc0e4036f!2m2!1d-71.2834214!2d44.0818619 While carpooling is encouraged you are responsible for coordinating your own rides. Use the comments section below to communicate with others who may also be looking to share a ride. === RSVP Instructions === RSVP Process: You will be asked one question after you click "YES" for this event - "Did you read the entire event description? Will you have the items required to safely participate in this event? What hikes have you done in the last three months? Where did you go and how long did it take?" Provide enough information for me to know a little about you but stay under the 250 character limit. If you don't take the time to answer it sufficiently I won't consider adding you to this event. Medical Information: You are responsible to let the event organizer know if you have any medical conditions or allergies that (1) could affect your ability to safely participate in this event or (2) could affect any first aid treatment that may become necessary while participating in this event. You can either provide this information to the event organizer beforehand via email or you can have a written summary of it located within an easily accessible part of your backpack. Emergency Contact Information: You are responsible for providing emergency contact information to the event organizer in case we need to contact them. You can either provide this information to the event organizer beforehand via email or you can have a written summary of it located within an easily accessible part of your backpack. It's also a good idea to tell someone where you are going, who you are going with, and when you expect to be back. === Random Group of Hikers Disclaimer === 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 Hike Safe Responsibility Code (http://www.hikesafe.com/); the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(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.

South Taconics Special (Advanced)

Race Brook Trail

SOUTH TACONICS SPECIAL (Advanced) Event Organizer: Paul-William, cell[masked]-two-two. Read the entire description before you decide to RSVP to this event. If you underestimate the demands; overestimate your knowledge, experience, skills or abilities; and/or come unprepared you put yourself and others at risk. Consider this before you RSVP. There is one question when you join the waiting list - you need to answer it. There is a 250 character limit so be detailed but brief - if you exceed 250 characters nothing gets saved. Answers don't carry over from one event to another so you have to answer it with each RSVP. Message me if you have issues. === WHAT WE'RE DOING === We're going to hike a section of what is (in my humble opinion) perhaps one of the top dramatic and scenic ranges in Massachusetts if not all New England (with small bits in CT and NY)--the South Taconics. Our route will include Race Brook Falls, Sages Ravine, Bear Rock Falls, and the open summits of Race Mountain, Bear Mountain, Round Mountain, Mount Brace (both summits), and Mount Frissell (the Connecticut State High point). SHPx1, SNEHx3. DIFFICULTY: ADVANCED. DISTANCE: about 15.0 miles. PACE: Moderate, 2.0mph on average; we will stop for breaks, views, and to smell the roses. ELEVATION GAIN: 3,500ft HIKING TIME is relative. Plan on a full day of hiking-- we plan on getting out before dark but bring a headlamp just in case. This hike involves significant exposure above treeline, wet or icy ledges. • Put your name on the waitlist if you would like to go. I will add people that respond thoroughly to the RSVP question(s) AND have done similar hikes within the past three months. • THIS HIKE REQUIRES A CAR SPOT--if you're driving to the event, you're agreeing to assist, so don't fill up all your car seats! • No Guests--have your guests sign up and RSVP, please. • Dogs by special arrangement with the event host in advance. • This trip limited to 10 participants to responsibly reduce impacts to habitat, trails, and the experience of other hikers [and comply with federal wilderness regulations] . • What the group will expect of you: Humanity humility and cooperation. This is a social experience. We hike together/stick together as a group at the pace of the slowest member. Positive/cooperative attitudes are welcome. • Medical issues/ disclosures: YOU are responsible to disclose to the event organizer any medical issues, allergies, medications or other issues that could complicate your ability to safely participate in this event or affect any 1st aid treatment in the event of an emergency. You must convey this information to the event organizer in advance AND keep a written summary of it located within an easily accessible part of your backpack. You must also include an emergency contact and phone number as part of this information. • Rain or shine event. Difficult weather may cancel and/or modify the event. As usual, we do not wimp out about weather until forecasts solidify 24 hours before the event--mountain weather predictions can change rapidly. I will post FYI updates on weather in the days preceding the event, derived from multiple forecast sources. === REQUIRED GEAR === NOTE: If you show up without the required gear you will be turned away at the trailhead. NO COTTON CLOTHING WHATSOEVER. Bring both warm layers and light clothing layers. Bring a full rain shell, headlamp with spare batteries, emergency shelter or bag, sunscreen, bug repellent, trail map, warm hat and gloves, 1st aide kit, and enough food & water to get you through the day. === DETAILED ITINERARY & DIRECTIONS=== We meet a Race Brook Trailhead, spot cars, and drive to the AT trailhead in the town of Mount Washington, MA. We hike westerly over Round, Frissell, and the Braces, backtrack, then hike easterly to Sages Ravine with a short detour to Bear. We hike N. on the A.T. past Bear Rock Falls and over Mt. Race, descending to our car spot past Race Brook Falls. ===*RSVP QUESTION=== "What comparable hikes have you done in the last three months? Briefly describe them." You must answer this question in 250 characters or less--Meetup deletes longer responses without notice. If you need to tell me more, message me please. === Random Group of Hikers Disclaimer === 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 (http://www.hikesafe.com); you have consulted the appurtenant hiking guides and maps; you have informed the event host/organizer of any medical issues or other limitations you may have that could complicate your ability to safely participate in this event, you understand that the organizers and event hosts of this activity are volunteer facilitators; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(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. (In other words, you may be hiking with us but you alone are responsible for your personal safety. The host of this event is a facilitator not a guide or a trip leader). May the Force be with you. Your event host reserves the right to alter the itinerary before or during this event based on prevailing circumstances and conditions. Your flexibility is appreciated and required. The itinerary of this trip is a Hobson's Choice.

Belknap Ridge Traverse

Whiteface Trailhead

Event Organizer: Conor Rafferty @ (908)[masked] Read the entire description before you RSVP to this event. If you underestimate the demands; overestimate your knowledge, experience, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself and others at risk. Consider this before you RSVP. === What We're Doing === The plan is to hike to five peaks of the Belknap Ridge: Major, Straightback, Anna, Piper and optionally Whiteface. If you are interested in participating in this event sign up for the waiting list. I will add people that (1) answer the question that is part of the RSVP process and (2) have done similar hikes within the past three months. - RSVPs close 24 hours before the event. - The maximum group size will be 10 people. - Guests aren't permitted. - Dogs are only allowed with prior approval. We start and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are fast and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slow and expect us to constantly wait for you. === Trip Summary === On this moderate pace [masked] MPH) trip we will hike about 9.3 miles and climb about 2,900 feet. It should take an average hiker about 8 hours to complete. If we are moving on the slower side we might drop Whiteface so we are not too late getting back on the road. This event is considered INTERMEDIATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. There will be a car shuttle from the meeting point. Be sure to let people know where you're going, who you're going with, and when you expect to be back. === What to Bring === Use this link to see what you should have for clothing, equipment, and gear - don't come unprepared: - https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/day-hiking-checklist.html Snowshoes and traction are not required. === Weather === Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this event - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants. if the outlook is unfavorable. === Directions === We will meet at the Whiteface Trailhead, Gilford, NH. According to Google Maps it's about 101 miles from Boston and it should take about 1 hour and 50 minutes to drive there. === RSVP Instructions === RSVP Process: You will be asked one question after you click "YES" for this event - "Did you read the entire event description? What hikes have you done in the last three months? How do we get in touch with your emergency contact?" Provide enough information for me to know a little about you but stay under the 250 character limit. If you don't take the time to answer it sufficiently I can't add you to this event. Medical Information: You are responsible to let the event organizer know if you have any medical conditions or allergies that (1) could affect your ability to safely participate in this event or (2) could affect any first aid treatment that may become necessary while participating in this event. You can either provide this information to the event organizer beforehand or you can have a summary located within an easily accessible part of your backpack. Emergency Contact Information: You are responsible for providing emergency contact information to the event organizer in case we need to contact them. You can either provide this information to the event organizer beforehand or you can have a list located within an easily accessible part of your backpack. === Random Group of Hikers Disclaimer === 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 Hike Safe Responsibility Code (http://www.hikesafe.com/); the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(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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