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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 three of the 4,000 footers in NH - S Twin and N Twin and possibly Galehead. The roads are closed in winter so we will use cross country ski trails and Gale River Road to reach the Gale River Trail. We will then use Gale River Trail, Twinway, and N Twin Spur to reach the Twins. On our return we will have the option to summit Galehead.
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 12 people.
- Guests aren't permitted.
- Dogs are only permitted 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.
On this moderate pace [masked] MPH) trip we will hike about 16 miles and climb about 4,600 feet. It should take an average hiker about 10 hours to complete. This event is considered ADVANCED because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. Use this link for more information:
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:
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
It's winter - don't show up without winter clothing and gear. Here's what you should have:
Mountaineering snowshoes plus basic traction are required - if it's not listed below you need to get approval from me before you bring something different.
- Mountaineering Snowshoes: MSR Evo, Lightening, or Revo. Tubbs Flex ALP or VRT. TSL Hyperflex. Atlas Aspect or Spindrift.
- Basic Traction: Kahtoola MicroSpike. Hillsound Trail Crampon.
- Intermediate Traction: Kahtoola K-10 or KTS Crampons. Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro.
- Mountaineering Crampons (optional): Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon. Camp Stalker Universal. Petzel Vasak Leverlock Universal.
WHERE WE'RE MEETING
We will meet at Beaver Brook Recreation Center rest area which is located on the east side of Route 3 near Twin Mountain, NH. According to Google Maps it's about 147 miles from Boston and it will take about 2 h and 20 m to drive there.
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While carpooling is encouraged you are responsible for coordinating your own rides.
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.