GET WINTER INTRO HIKE #1: PACK MONADNOCK
Half Day Hike DATE: 11/13/2021 - 11/13/2021
Trip/Event Location: Peterborough, NH
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...
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.
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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