Past Meetup

NH 4K ... Kinsmans via Reel Brook Trail (INTERMEDIATE)

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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.

== WHAT WE'RE DOING ==

The plan is to summit two of the 4,000 foot peaks in New Hampshire - North Kinsman and South Kinsman. We will use the Mount Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, and Reel Brook Trail on this one way hike.

If you are interested in participating in this event sign up for the waiting list and answer the question that is part of the RSVP process.

- RSVPs close 24 hours before event.
- Maximum group size is 12 people.
- Guests aren't permitted.
- Dogs only permitted with prior approval.

We start, hike, and finish as a group. 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.

On this moderate pace [masked] MPH) trip we will hike about 10.2 miles and climb about 3,800 feet. It should take an average hiker about 7 h to complete. This is considered INTERMEDIATE because of pace, distance, and elevation gain in winter. Use this link for more information:

- https://trailsnh.com/peaks/nh/4000/22-South-Kinsman-4358--28-North-Kinsman-4293

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 conditions:

- https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=44.131&lon=-71.734&FcstType=text#.W9kdqaeZPyU

== WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ==

IT MAY BE WINTER CONDITIONS FOR THIS HIKE SO YOU MAY NEED SNOWSHOES, SPIKES, AND/OR CRAMPONS. We will decide the day before the event. Use this link to see what you should have for clothing, equipment, and gear - don't come unprepared:

- https://sectionhiker.com/winter-day-hiking-gear-list/

Be sure to let people know where you're going, who you're going with, and when you expect to be back. Please have emergency contact information and any pertinent medical information in your pack.

== WHERE WE'RE MEETING ==

We will meet in the parking lot at the Reel Brook Trailhead located at the end of Reel Brook Road near Franconia, NH. Since this is where we will finish we will leave a few cars here and drive to the start. According to Google Maps this spot is about 146 miles from Boston and it will take about 2 h 24 m to drive there. Use this link to customize your own driving directions.

- https://goo.gl/maps/yToaitbBCWH2

== THE FINE PRINT ==

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.