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 (4+)

Evening hike - Audubon Center Manchester

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Evening hike from the Audubon Center to battery point on Lake Massabesic. Auburn Tavern refreshments post hike.

North Pack - Teds trail to north pack mountain

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Something different, let's see some foliage - Explore this 5.4-mile loop trail near Greenfield, New Hampshire. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 56 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. Allowing 3 hours plus for hiking and 2 hours driving time.

There is only a small parking area at the trailhead, so carpooling will be necessary. We will meet at the Mall of NH at 9:30am sharp, see pin on the App. Please bring layers, water, lunch, and sense of adventure.

Maybe Ent's and Cave Trolls Pawtuckaway

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This Summer with it being so hot, dry and humid the creatures in the forest have had a really hard time and they have awakened some from a long sleep as they try to find food or water. I have heard strange sounds while hiking the trails of Bearbrook and Pawtuckawy. I have been out exploring to see what the sounds are and need some help to locate what is making the sounds, With just me, they can go around or hide, but with a few more brave souls think we might spot them. I have done some research at the library for hints of what they may be. Many moons ago there where sightings of Ent's and Cave trolls somewhere between South and North Mnt. I think the cave troll is what broke the bridge on the Shaw's trail.
I will have more info later on where we might go and plan on some off trail hiking.
You should have good hiking shoes or sneakers poles are helpful. If any of you have spells, magic or invisible cloaks please bring them with you, never know what may work. No pitch forks or torches for our first time out.
You will need a good sense of adventure and to help find what is out there.

We'll meet at the intersection of Reservation Road and Tower Road Turn onto Reservation Road from Route 107 in Deeerfield in about .9 miles there's a sign for the Longview School and the road curves sharply to the right; stay right (don't go straight). Reservation Road will become a dirt road at this point. Follow the road down the hill, then the second open dirt road on the left is Tower Road. I will be driving a red Honda civic. If anyone needs help with directions text me at[masked]

Now all the not so fun stuff.
No dogs,cats or guest. If you RSVP YES and then cannot make it please change your RVSP to NO right away, thank you. We will leave right at 8:30AM and plan to be there little early to get ready. Plan on taking ten minutes once on Reservation Rd.

Disclaimer:

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.

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hike Tower Hill

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Join me for a hike around Tower Hill. This is a 3.9 mile hike with wide and fairly level terrain. Watch out for those tree roots and rocks. We will be walking at a moderate speed. This is a well liked hike as the trail circles around the Lake Massabesic reservoir. We will either meet at the 3rd gate at Tower Hill. I

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.

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Date change hike Tower Hill

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