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SUSTAINING MEMBERS ONLY: Kilburn Pond Hike/Swim/Sunbathe

Swim/Sunbathe
DATE: Aug 04, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Aug 04, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Hinsdale NH

Trip Leader(s)


Gandalf
Campton, NH United States

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

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Region: New England

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Summary

As part of the GO Gathering, take a leisurely hike for swimming/sunbathing at Kilburn Pond in Pisgah State Park, a short drive from MountainSide!

In the heat of summer there's nothing more refreshing than a cool dip in a remote pond! A swimming experience on the more natural and secluded side [without lifeguards, swimsuit optional]. There is a spot with large rocks on the shoreline good for sunbathing and swimming at this secluded pond!

This is a loop hike of 6.3 miles with only 250 feet elevation gain. The hike starts out following an old gravel road, Kilburn Road where in .06 miles we reach the start of the loop. We will hike the loop clockwise which starts climbing gradually away from the Kilburn Pond to a ridgetop course and then starts descending moderately heading back towards Kilburn Pond. After getting some exercise, heating up and enjoying the forest about .07 miles from the finish, we'll be ready for a swim! We'll take a herd path to look for a rocky outcropping where we can sunbathe and swim. We plan on spending a couple of hours here for lunch, sunbathing and multiple dips into Kilburn Pond! Feeling refreshed, it will be a short walk back to our cars. 

Bring water, lunch, snacks, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. If there are people nearby we'll have to wear swim trunks so please bring them. Dogs are most welcome!

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We will meet at the MountainSide Campground Canteen at 10:30AM to arrange carpooling to the trailhead. If you do not want to spend a couple of hours swimming and sunbathing at the end of the hike, then we recommend taking your own car. 

If you are NOT spending the weekend at MountainSide Campground, here is the address: 

MountainSide
87 McDonald River
Hinsdale, NH 03451

Use Google to map out driving directions. Enter your starting address and the campground address.

Trip Leader

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Campton, NH


United States

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