Let's hike to the SOLAR ECLIPSE !!!

Half Day Hike

DATE: Apr 08, 2024
END DATE: Apr 08, 2024

Hike/Event Location: Lancaster NH

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Lancaster, NH United States,

Lancaster, NH United States

Meeting Time: 12:30 PM

Max # People: 15

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Due to the weather these past few days this event is moving from Dixville Notch to Lancaster, NH.  Hiking conditions in the Notch are such that the dynamics & safety of that hike has change (especially on top of Table Rock - the eclipse viewing area). 


Don't forget to bring your ISO certified eclipse eyewear.


NOTE – The NHDOT & local news are warning of travel delays - especially as you travel into the region of the eclipise.  We are hoping, by moving the hike to Lancaster, you will avoid the most significant of these delays.



12:30 pm  Hike Mt Prospect (Weeks State Park).  Please be on time - factor in increased travel time.

We'll have a quick lunch at the top - so bring your lunch. 

You will need boots & traction (microspikes).  

Forecast: the low 50s & sunny.


2:30 pm - To view the eclipse in its totality we need to head to intown Lancaster - about 4 miles away from the park.  Totality is about 60 seconds duration on the north side of town.

 NOTE:  There maybe limited parking in Lancaster so we may want to carpool into town - then carpool back to Weeks.



Eclipse Start:  02:16 pm

Start Totality:  03:29 pm

End Totality:  03:30 pm  (about 60 sec totality duration)

Eclipse End:  04:38 pm


Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot


Directions from Lincoln NH to Weeks State Park 


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MO Posted Apr 6, 2024 at 5:51 PM

Lancaster is in the path of the eclipse. Weeks parking lot is open - road closed - gotta walk/hike to summit.

eddie_salinas Posted Apr 6, 2024 at 4:51 PM

Hi, (message limit 500characters) 1) Lancaster, NH at border of eclipse path ; see this link https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1CA7U5IcIz4hKc71dLBpaaNpvAqiU7-g&femb=1&ll=44.66476690054529%2C-71.5744952404945&z=8 2) park is open from May to October; April is outside that window ; sure the park will be open??? https://www.nhstateparks.org/find-parks-trails/weeks-state-park 3) i'd be open to carpooling

Helvetic Hiker Posted Apr 1, 2024 at 2:41 PM

Weather calls for clear skies. Let's hope they are correct. --Frank

Helvetic Hiker Posted Apr 1, 2024 at 11:01 AM

Weather calls for clear skies. Let's hope they are correct. --Frank

fitnessgerard Posted Mar 29, 2024 at 6:49 AM

Hi, I am looking forward to being with you all to watch the eclipse. Please let me know if anyone can offer to help me driving up to the location. I couild meet you at a convinient location. Also, I was thinking about coming up on Sunday, so I do not have to drive so much the day of the eclipse. I would love to know if anyone might have a suggestion about a place where I might be able to stay on Sunday night? Thank you.

Twigs Posted Feb 11, 2024 at 2:05 PM

Hi all, anyone willing to carpool? I can drive to you, and from there ride up together? Let me know.

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