Get Fit #4: Mt. Shaw
52 With A View DATE: 05/15/2021 - 05/15/2021
Trip/Event Location: Moultonborough, NH
Max # People: 10
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Mt. Shaw offers magnificent views north towards the White Mountains from Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area!
Our last GetFit Hike! We will be hiking Mt. Shaw [2,990 feet], the
To reach the mountain, we’ll meet at Ossipee Park Road, just outside the gate to the Castle in the Clouds grounds; Ossipee Park Road leaves NH 171 0.5 mile southeast of its junction with NH 109 and rises steeply for 1.3 miles to the signed parking area on the right. We’ll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck.
Beautiful day! Nice and easy trails (old logging and carriage roads) to reach a peak with great views - trek of 7.4 miles. Jon spread some Rosemary on our boots to keep the ticks away and it worked…ticks were not an issue! Max and Russ went to the trailhead but managed to catch up to us on the summit! John got the time mixed up and arrived one hour late so he took the time to explore other trails in the area. Paul and Dave, both from Rhode Island, drove up and ended up making reservations at the same cottages! What a coincidence!!! It was great to have Ricky join us from his winter hiatus. And we discovered that Woody, now lives near us, in Meredith! Oh…back to the trip report…summit views were extraordinary today dozens of peaks visible out to the Presidentials including snowcapped Mt. Washington! Saw hobblebush, purple trillium, purple and yellow violets, and false hellebore. BTW Paul we did find Geraniums to match your shirt! Another group of great participants!!!
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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event
- Thank you everyone for another amazing adventure! We have posted an official trip report with pictures! Have a great weekend!!! - Gandalf
- Amazing leadership once again, weather was perfect and another great group of participants. Not even the touch of Rosemary was missing that day!! Thank you Jon.........and Mike! - Moving forward fm RI