GayOutdoors' Has Only Two Get Fit Hikes Left
August 31: Jennings Peak
September 7: Mt. Tom
Experience the ultimate GayOutdoors adventure - a series of hikes that progressively get harder to help you GetFit and climb up one of the NH 4,000 footers! Only two from the series of five hikes are left.
Whether you are new to hiking, or have not done so in a while and want to get back into it, this is the perfect series for you. It will help you condition for the harder hikes or help you find out what difficulty level you are at. There is no requirement to do all five so you can drop out at any time. So far we've had hikes to Franconia Falls, Lonesome Lake and Mt. Potash. We'll be finishing before the chilly autumn air begins to arrive in the mountains. Join Dave Schumaker and Rick McCurdy, for these fun, guided hikes.
Your adventure will begin at 10:00AM at the Sandwich Mountain Trail parking lot in Waterville Valley, NH, where you'll meet Dave and Rick and the other members who've signed up. After you complete the steep ascent scrambling with poor footing on tree roots you'll reach Noon Peak and take in the incredible views of the Tripyramids, Passaconaway and Whiteface.
When you reach the summit of Jennings Peak, you'll get great views of Welsh-Dickey, Tenney Mountain and Mt. Cardigan while having lunch. Once you return back to your car you will have hiked 6.5 miles with 2,055 feet of elevation. The trip begins at 10am and should finish by 4pm.
There is no cost for this trip since all our trips are run by members who volunteer their time.
This is it! The 4,000 footer you've been getting fit for! Your adventure will begin at 10:00AM at the AMC Highland Center at Pinkham Notch, NH, where you'll meet Dave and Rick and the other members who've signed up. You'll begin taking a spur path with lots of waterfalls. After the last steep, rough 0.5 mile to reach the height-of-land, we'll take a right to begin our final ascent up Mt. Tom [4,051'] through a tunnel of evergreens into leafy trees alternating with spruce and fir.
There are two incredible views on the summit. One is of the Presidentials while the other is the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Don't be surprised to find Gray Jays lurking over you while having lunch. They will eat right out of your hand! There is an option for members to continue on to tag Mt. Field, another 4,000 footer, that is nearby. Once you return back to your car you will have hiked 5.8 miles with 2,250 feet of elevation. The trip begins at 10am and should finish by 4pm.
There is no cost for this trip since all of our trips are run by members who volunteer their time.
Lodging Available For Both Trips
Lodging is available at the GO Center in Waterville Valley for Friday and/or Saturday night for each trip. We have 8 bunks available with linen for $20 per night. You can use the kitchen facilities and store beverages/food in the fridge. There is coffee available in the morning and bagels. Contact one of the trip leaders to RSVP. SPACE IS LIMITED TO EIGHT GUYS.
Health & Safety Requirements
We require that members assess their physical condition and sign up for the corresponding trips that match. Members must come prepared with the proper clothing, equipment, food and water to complete the trip safely. Clothing and equipment is checked prior to departure and those who are inadequately prepared are not allowed to participate. Safety is our first priority.
Please remove yourself from the trip if you decide to cancel. The safety of our members is of utmost importance so trips may be cancelled due to extremely inclement weather.
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