Trip report

GET WINTER INTRO HIKE #1: PACK MONADNOCK

Half Day Hike DATE: 11/13/2021 - 11/13/2021

Trip/Event Location: Peterborough, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 10

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

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Our first of five winter introduction hikes to ease you into winter hiking leading to ascending your first winter 4,000 footer! We know we won’t be encountering snow just yet but the purpose of

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The trailhead is at Miller State Park. From Route 101, travel to the top of the ridge where a gap lies between Temple Mtn. and Pack Monadnock Mountain. From the east you will pass Temple Mtn. Ski Area just before the sign for Miller State Park. The sign for Miller State Park will be on you north hand sign (from Peterborough it will be on you left, and from Milford or points east it will be on your right). Pull into Miller State Park (toll) and pull into the lower parking area.

We'll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck. 


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

The sun was shining and the temperature was a comfortable 50 degrees! After a strenuous rocky start, we managed as a group to keep a steady pace with a few rest breaks peppered here and there as we made our destination towards the summit. Upon reaching the summit, a few took turns climbing the steps of the observation tower where views of the Boston sky line could be seen from 50 plus miles away in the distance! Northern mountains far and near could be seen as well. We had lunch at picnic tables on the breezy summit and then made our descent via the Marion Davis Trail that traverses much less strenuous terrain than the Wapack Trail. A very fun and enjoyable trek as winter is unfolding in the Monadnock Region! Our sincere thanks to all who signed up and made this hike immensely entertaining and enjoyable.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thanks for a nice hike it was great meeting everyone. See you next month. - bostonsk8
  • A perfect trail day Mike & Jon, could not be any prettier! Glad to catch up with my buddies again, looking forward to the snow and more GO adventures. - promeneur

Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
JR

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
Russell

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Newtonville, MA


United States
regularguyma

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


BOSTON, MA


United States
benj58

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Waltham, MA


United States
promeneur

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Nashua, NH


United States
bostonsk8

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Berlin, NH


United States
guest member
Gman

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Peabody, MA


United States
Bushwack

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Hanover, NH


United States
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