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Mar-14-2020 Saturday
A climb up two 4,000 footers off the Kanc with one of the best butt-slide descents in the Whites!
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Mount Madison Hike :Gorham, NH
Apr-04-2020 Saturday
It’s still winter up high! Mount Madison [5366 ft.] is in the Presidential Range with a sharp alpine summit with terrific views!
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Start Mountain and Mount Ellen via the long trail (Start Mountain and Mount Ellen via the long trail, VT)
Oct-02-2022 Sunday
Start Mountain and Mount Ellen via the long trail
# Attending [2] people


Sandwich Mountain Fall Foliage Hike (Waterville Valley, NH)
Oct-08-2022 Saturday
This peak overlooks Waterville Valley, whose fall colors should be on full display at this time!
# Attending [10] people

Sunset Paddle (Amesbury, MA)
Oct-08-2022 Saturday
Sunset Paddle Along the Pow Wow River
# Attending [6] people


Arnold Arboretum Walk (Boston, MA)
Oct-10-2022 Monday
Nature walk in the jewel of Boston's Emerald Necklace
# Attending [14] people

Camino de Santiago Off the Beaten Path (Spain, MA)
Oct-10-2022 Monday
Camino de Santiago Trek: Pyrenees to Pamplona, Spain
# Attending [2] people


Hike at Walden Pond via Adams Woods (Concord, MA)
Oct-15-2022 Saturday
All day hike with social
# Attending [12] people


Spooky Overnight (Zealand Notch, NH)
Oct-28-2022 Friday
Spooky Overnight in Zealand Notch
# Attending [5] people


Veteran's Day Overnight (Lonesome Lake, NH)
Nov-11-2022 Friday
Veteran's Day Overnight
# Attending [6] people


Kayaking easy calm river/swamp (GROTON, MA)
Sep-25-2022 Sunday

by: Twigs

Lazy River / Swamp Paddle

Sep-22-2022 Thursday

by: Gandalf

Awesome friends, wonderful hikes, bountiful dinners and lots of laughs make life so worth living!

Mt. Wachusett & Wind mills (Princeton, MA)
Sep-18-2022 Sunday

by: Twigs

Fun Had By ALL

Carter Dome [4832’] and Mt. Hight [4675’] Hike (Gorham, NH)
Sep-17-2022 Saturday

by: Gandalf

The hike up to Mt Hight is SO WORTH IT! By far the best views in the Carter range.

Tagging Migratory Monarchs (Wentworth, NH)
Sep-10-2022 Saturday

by: Eupatorium

Monarch Madness

Waterville Cascades and Snows Mountain Hike (Waterville Valley, NH)
Sep-03-2022 Saturday

by: Gandalf

We hiked up the Cascade Path that brought us to a beautiful series of seven cascades, falling down the rocky gorge of Cascade Brook!

Member Trip Reports

Sandwich Dome (North Sandwich, NH 03259, NH)
Jul-03-2022 Sunday

by: Kettric

Sandwich Dome via Sandwich Mountain Trail, Noon Peak, and Jennings Peak

Purgatory Falls via Purgatory Brook Trl (Wilton, NH)
Jun-20-2022 Monday

by: GpD

Heavenly hike at Purgatory Falls

Cardigan Big Loop (Alexandria, NH)
Jun-18-2022 Saturday

by: Kettric

Cardigan Big Loop, with Mount Gilman, Mount Cardigan, and Firescrew Mountain peaks.

Mt. Coe and South & North Brother Mtns (Baxter State Park, ME)
May-29-2022 Sunday

by: BillyB1976

Three peak hike in Baxter State Park. Mt. Coe, South Brother and North Brother.

Tumbledown, Little & Big Jackson Loop (Weld, ME)
May-23-2022 Monday

by: Kettric

Tumbledown, Little Jackson, & Jackson Mountain Loop
Hiking, backpacking, camping or vacation adventures, GayOutdoors [GO] has been the LGBTQ outdoorzy community leader for the last 22 years. We are an informal group of diverse hiking enthusiasts in the United States with a shared love of the mountains who prefer hiking with friends. We invite you to join us on our hikes, to post hikes for other members to join you and to share your hiking photos, stories and advice.

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