52 WAV — Mt Cube (Adv Moderate)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat, Jan 06, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Mt Cube Trailhead
1086 NH-25A
Orford
NH


United States

Experience Level
Beginner

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Let’s hope this cold spell breaks soon and enjoy a pleasant hike to Mt Cube on the 52 With A View list. However, if it seems like Sunday is a better day, then that will be an alternate date.

We are now well into winter hiking mode, so please be prepared with all your winter traction – Microspikes, Crampons and Snowshoes. We will decide at the trail head what we actually need.

Also, bring your butt-sled if you have one!

ADVANCED-MODERATE HIKE: This is a “Moderate-and-a-half” hike. Although I am not enforcing the “wait list” rules, you must have completed an Over 50 Moderate hike or equivalent to attend. If you are a newcomer to the group, please contact me (Dave W) through Meetup and tell me about any recent hikes that you have done with equivalent difficulty.

NOTE: THIS HIKE IS CONTINGENT ON GOOD WEATHER & SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER.

About this Meetup:

This group is for hikers 50-70+(most of us are 55-65) who haven’t given up on their love of hiking and being in nature despite their age or level of physical conditioning. We hike at a pace 50% slower than the AMC Trailguide book time. Hike ratings: easy,easy/moderate, moderate, advanced moderate,moderate/strenuous, strenuous,very strenuous. On the home page,if you click on the PAGES button there is a hike rating system which explains the wait list.

We start as a group,we hike as a group and we end as a group. If you think you may not be able to keep up with the group, do not carpool.

There are three other hiking Meetup groups if you want a faster pace or more challenging hikes (The New England Hiking Meetup, 4 Seasons Hiking Group, New England Over 40 Hiking Group). The hiking Meetup group, (Fellowship Of The Tortoise) does easier,slower paced hikes than this group. Our goal is to stay fit while enjoying the camaraderie of hikers who have similar skills and goals. If you click on the PAGES button on the home page,there is a Summer/Winter Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group. Everybody must join the group and have a picture up to be on a hike.

Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com;

The leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death – including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

The Hike:

We will hike the Mt Cube Trail (Appalachian Trail) to the summit of Mt Cube, elevation 2,909 feet. Great directional views from two open ledges, north and south peaks.

Note: There is one decent sized water crossing, Brackett Brook, that can be tricky to cross during high water or if not snow bridged.

Book time: 4 hours
Estimated time for our group: 6 hours
6.8 miles round trip
2,200 feet Elevation Gain

Parking & Trail head directions:

I-93 Exit 26
NH-25 west (for 15.7 miles)
NH-25A west (for 4.6 miles)
Parking at trail head along left side of road, just after small bridge over Pond Brook. Trail head on same side as parking, marked by Dartmouth Outing Club sign. Note that there is a hiker sign on right before the bridge and an old logging road on left just after the bridge that looks like the trail, but it’s not. Trail head is a little further down the road, at end of parking area if coming from I-93 direction.

Trail head GPS 43°54’05.0″N 71°59’06.9″W or 43.901385,-71.985238

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