Trip report

"It Gets Better" Video Hike

Hiking/Walk DATE: 12/03/2011 - 12/03/2011

Trip/Event Location: Raymond, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , WalkaboutBrian

Max # People: 30

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

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

With so much hatred still lingering in our country let's get a message of hope out to our gay teens! If it resonates with just one teen, it will have been worth every effort! Our primary objective of

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Please note that we are using a rear entrance to the park on Reservation Rd. off of Route 107 (Raymond Road) in Deerfield.  We are not using the front entrance to the Park on Mountain Road off of Route 156 in Nottingham.

We recommend you print this map from Pawtuckaway State Park so you'll know EXACTLY where to meet us.

Take I-93 and in Manchester take Route 101 East towards the seacoast. Take Exit 3 and follow Route 43 for about 10 miles [this is a very rough estimate]. You'll see the site for the annual Deerfield Fair on the right and perhaps 3 miles later [again a very rough estimate] take a left on Route 107 South. Follow Route 107 South for 4.2 miles and take a left on Reservation Road [easy to miss]. There is a sign at this intersection for the Longview School.

The Pawtuckaway State Park map you should have printed will be very useful at this point. Follow Reservation Road [there are sometimes park signs to help you guide the way] and once the road turns into dirt, follow it about 0.3 miles until you see the North Mountain Trail sign on the left. It's beside a closed orange gate and there is parking in pullouts alongside the road. One of the vehicles there will be a blue Toyota FJ Cruiser.

This Map Quest Link from Manchester to the trailhead might also help you although the directions are a bit different than above.

Jon and I will be carpooling from the Burger King Parking Lot off Exit 9S on I-93 in Manchester if anyone is interested. We'll be driving a blue Toyota FJ Cruiser. We'll be leaving at 10:15 AM. Let us know if you'll meet us there.


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

We all met at the trailhead on a beautiful Saturday morning! We began our trek into the woods and an hour later we were on a ledge of North Mountain with Brian beginning to film the first interviews.

We moved to different areas on the ridge to film various segments and interviews with eventually reaching the summit. From the summit we were treated to an aerial stuntshow by a local pilot! We watched in amazement dives, stalls, twists, wingwaves, rolls and upside down maneuvers.

We continued on the ridge to the telecommunications reflector wall where Brian filmed the last interview. Then a few hikers came and we chatted with them. The sun was setting so we retraced our steps back to our vehicles.

We were all proud to have participated in the project and look forward to the completed final video that Brian will be working on. He plans to have this published to the It Gets Better website within the next couple months.

A BIG thanks to all who participated!

The final video is live on You Tube!  Check it out below.

  There are 12 photos in Album (Note: Move mouse pointer over larger pic and click on NEXT for better viewing)

What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • THANK YOU to everyone who participated. It was a beautiful day for us. Hope to catch you guys on another adventure! Oh, I found my tripod mount. No more searching for that. - WalkaboutBrian

Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States

Attended
WalkaboutBrian

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Gilmanton IW, NH


United States

Attended
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States

Attended
markus24

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Gilmanton IW, NH


United States
jpkant

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Northwood, NH


United States

Attended
Greensea

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Porto, -


Portugal

Attended
WalkaboutBrian Dec 4, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Comment: THANK YOU to everyone who participated. It was a beautiful day for us. Hope to catch you guys on another adventure! Oh, I found my tripod mount. No more searching for that.

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