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hachi

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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2016, 08:54:23 AM »
Looking forward to this and also bringing along another widow-friend....
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2016, 10:04:22 AM »
Think this counts as a 5K? haha. That is something that has been on my bucket list awhile. And I'm all about multitasking  :P
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2016, 07:42:09 PM »
This is a great idea!  It's about 4 hours from Long Island.  Let me see if any LI wids would like to go. I have a wedding the next day, but I think this would be fun.
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 08:37:30 PM »
Oh. I want in! I haven't climbed my manadnock since I was a kid.

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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2016, 11:04:05 AM »
Is anyone going to be bringing a kid along? I'm not sure what will be happening with my 12 year old and know that she's more likely to give me a hard time if at least one other tween/teen is going.

Really, really hoping to make this!
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2016, 11:15:34 PM »
Hello All, I was on top of Monadnock on Saturday with my daughter's girl scout troop with beautiful weather.  It has me really excited to go again with all of you. So some updated info below...

Mt. Monadnock is located in Jaffrey, NH, here is a link to the state park website for any questions about the hiking.

http://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/monadnock-state-park.aspx

Sadly my kids will not be joining me as they have a school band commitment the same day.  But if anyone wants to bring kids along who can handle the hiking I still say go for it.  I've hiked this route with scouts from 11 to 17 before without trouble.  There is some hand over hand rock climbing but nothing technical requiring any gear other than decent shoes (hiking boots preferred).  This last trip we started on the mountain around 10:15am and got back to the bottom around 5pm.  We took a lot more breaks that I'm used to and a longer route adding close to an hour.  So I still think 3 to 4pm to finish is realistic.  I'm not sure yet if I am staying the night camping or heading home.  I'd be able to stay for dinner and some additional conversation afterward if there is any other interest. Let me know.

The route I wold like to take pending weather conditions...

Starting at visitors center...White Dot Trail...bear right to Cascade Link...left onto Spellman Trail...left onto Pumpelly...to Summit, have packed lunch

Decent, pending weather...White Arrow Trail...left onto Amphitheater Trail...to Bald Rock...to Lost Farm Trail...left onto Parker Trail leading back to parking area.

Here is the map... http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/MonadnockHikingTrailsMap_All_2010.pdf

I'm really looking forward to this, updated list as pf today we have...

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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2016, 04:47:16 PM »
I am so sorry I can't make it , its the only day I can go see my nephews new college
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2016, 09:23:46 PM »
I am really looking forward to this. My sister lives in Dublin, not far from the park so I will probably spend the night there. Will definitely be up for sticking around.
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2016, 02:37:17 PM »
Can we get a confirmation on the time and place we are supposed to meet?

Also, Andrew and I will most likely grab dinner somewhere in the vicinity -- if anyone would like to join us, you are welcome.

We would like to go to The Old Mill Restaurant in nearby Westminster, MA. Here is a review on tripadvisor:

www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g41927-d504832-r143520623-1761_Old_Mill_Restaurant-Westminster_Massachusetts.html
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2016, 09:24:33 AM »
I am sorry I will not be able to make it. Daughter is a senior and in the thick of college tours. Have a great time.

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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2016, 11:38:07 AM »
It is looking less and less likely for me. It is over 3 hours each way and I can't manage an overnight with my daughter and dogs. I'll keep track of what is happening here and if it looks like I can swing it, I will.

Waaa!  :'(
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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2016, 06:38:16 PM »
I'm still hoping to go but might end up being out of town. For the moment, would you put me on the "Maybe" list? I can let you know for sure early in the week. It would be great to see everyone again.

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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2016, 08:32:33 AM »
One week to go!  We will meet around 9:30am with the goal of starting to hike by 10am. We can meet at the picnic tables on the left of the path that is just behind and up the hill from the souvenir shop in the parking lot. 

Remember at least 2 water bottles, layers, light rain/wind gear, extra socks, lunch and snacks are your friends! (sorry the scout leader in me could not let this go without being said) LOL!

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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2016, 09:43:10 AM »
Looking forward to it!

List of supplies is very helpful!

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Re: Mt. Monadnock Hike Bago
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2016, 05:31:39 PM »
My "kid" is still planning to join us, although he's 28 so not really a "kid".  Looking forward to seeing those who can make it!
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