Trip report

Pride Hike on the Welch-Dickey Loop!

Half Day Hike DATE: 06/15/2024 - 06/15/2024

Trip/Event Location: Thornton, NH

Trip Leader(s): Carl

Max # People: 15

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Celebrate Pride on the beautiful Welch-Dickey Loop!  This loop is one of the most popular hiking trails in New Hampshire, and it's easy to see why. Over two miles of hiking over open ledges

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The trailhead and parking area are on Orris Road in Thornton, NH. Take Exit 28 off of Rt. 93, drive 5.5 miles down Rt. 49 towards Waterville Valley and take a left on Upper Mad River Road [it’s after Smarts Brook trailhead]. After 0.7 miles, turn right onto Orris Road. The parking area is 0.6 miles down, on the right. 


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo What a great day in the White Mountain National Forest! Thirteen GO members met up for this wonderful loop on Welch-Dickey. Everyone was there on time and in good spirits, which set the day off to a great start. The group was a fun mix of guys which led to interesting and humorous conversations throughout the morning. As we started climbing the slabs, first on Welch then on Dickey, we slowed our pace to make sure safety was paramount. The views were clear and spectacular throughout the day. There was a handsome Ranger from the National Forest that we chatted with a couple times throughout the day, most notably when he watched with a grin as about a half dozen of us missed a left turn at a cairn and had to backtrack 50’ to the trail. Overall, it was a great day of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. After, a few guys joined Bob after the hike for food and Pride cake. Many thanks to Ibrahim for being one rockstar sweeper! And a heartfelt shout-out to Dan who saw the blazes a couple times when this Trip Leader sure as heck didn't. :) Happy Pride, everyone!

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Members That Participated

Carl

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Leominster, MA


United States
Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
Mr. Magoo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


West Boylston, MA


United States
Abe

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Worcester, MA


United States
Back2nature

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Tuftonboro, NH & Springfield, MO, NH


United States
sustaining member
Don59

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Rivesville, WV


United States
Long.S

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Medford, MA


United States
Southafrica2021

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy


groveland, MA


United States
dan410

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Leominster, MA


United States
Gene

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Leominster, MA


United States
Rolo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Buxton, ME


United States
PaceAlong

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Bristol & Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panamá, NH


United States
KeithES

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Jamaica Plain, MA


United States
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