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    Default Sunday Winter Hikes

    Well, the title says it all. Open to anyone interested, families too! If you haven't been hiking in the winter, it's great fun - if a little chilly. Less people, no bugs, and great views! If there's snow and ice things get interesting - I'll provide gear guidelines for hikes as the winter progresses.

    PM me if you're interested, and I'll keep a list going for each hike as well as recommending gear if you've got questions.


    • *** Done***12/2: Mt. Monadnock Difficulty: Moderate, 3-5 hours Cost: $5/person Time: 9AM
    • *** Done***12/9: Mt. Cardigan Difficulty: Moderate, 3-4 hours Cost: free
    • *** Done***12-16: Mt. Watatic Difficulty: Easy, 1-3 hours Cost: free Time: 8AM
    • *** Done***12-23 No hike, I'm out of town
    • *** Done***12-30: Suggestions?
    • *** Done***1-5:
    • ***DONE***1-13: Mt. Kearsarge - Wilmot, NH. Difficulty: Easy-Moderate, 2-3 hours Cost: free
    • 1-20: Mt. Chocorua - Albany NH. Difficulty: Moderate, 5-6 hours Cost: free
    • [B]1-27 Mt. Monadnock Difficulty: Moderate, 3-5 hours Cost: $5/person Time: 9AM
    • [B]2-17 Suggestions? Difficulty: ? Cost: Time: 9AM


    Open to suggestions for the hike on 2/17. Any ideas? The snow should make some hikes a lot more fun! One possibility is Mt. Osceola off of the Kanc. I've done that before in the winter and it's a great hike.
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    Monadnock is $5 a person, I was up there a few weeks ago.
    Are these morning hikes or afternoon?
    I might be up Sundays Monadnock hike.


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    Yes let's say 9 am so it can warm up a bit.

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    I don't usually walk farther than the refrigerator, but Mt. Sunapee has a trail, I think it's 7 miles.
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    Thanks Nick for doing this. Sucks that everything is two hours away from me though.
    Have trail cut with NCRS this Sunday and possibly a private run on next Sunday but maybe I can have that moved ;)
    Maybe something a little more this way(east) on the unplanned days like Mt. Chocorua, or Mt. Major, or Blue Job?
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    Will definitely do some out your way too!!

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    I'm up for Mt Monadnock. My step son hiked it last weekend for a beautiful sunrise hike. Might be nice to park a car over on Dublin Lake so we can go down Pumpelly trail and then drive back to the trail head in the park. Also you may want to let folks know what hikes are not dog friendly. Unfortunately our state frowns on our four legged friends in most parks, so Gus cannot hike Monadnock with us.

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    Monadnock is great! I would like to get in on that hike. Have to see if i am free that weekend. My favorite little secret is the Spellman trail. I start up the white cross/dot then hook up to the cascade link which runs up to the Spellman trail which merges with Pumpelly along the ridgeline below the summit. That is my secret. Almost no one does the Spellman trail. I would not say its difficult but it is more than most people can do. It has really great unobstructed views too.Click image for larger version. 

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    have you /anyone ever done/found the caves on the '' back side of the Mt. ? " ...talk to a friend who has been there the old timers brought him ,seems its a secert spot .He does not know how to find them . I have hiked it a few times ,never found them
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep crawl View Post
    have you /anyone ever done/found the caves on the '' back side of the Mt. ? " ...talk to a friend who has been there the old timers brought him ,seems its a secert spot .He does not know how to find them . I have hiked it a few times ,never found them
    It is located off the Pumpelly trail. Unique thing is that it is not an actual cave it is a structure that was built by two guys. It is quite hard to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epicxcrider View Post
    Yes let's say 9 am so it can warm up a bit.
    Which parking lot did you want to meet at?
    I've always used the second lot (not the main entrance) further up Rt124. Where the trail go's past the half way house.
    Still not 100% if I can make it, but it's looking promising.


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    The Poole road parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep crawl View Post
    have you /anyone ever done/found the caves on the '' back side of the Mt. ? " ...talk to a friend who has been there the old timers brought him ,seems its a secert spot .He does not know how to find them . I have hiked it a few times ,never found them


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
    Thanks Nick for doing this. Sucks that everything is two hours away from me though.
    Have trail cut with NCRS this Sunday and possibly a private run on next Sunday but maybe I can have that moved ;)
    Maybe something a little more this way(east) on the unplanned days like Mt. Chocorua, or Mt. Major, or Blue Job?

    Ya Mt. Chocorua is a great hike!Click image for larger version. 

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