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Peak-a-Week Club sets 2011 event schedule
REGION- The Peak-a-Week Club has set their schedule for the 2011 season and hope to see more people out enjoying the fantastic adventures that are ready to be had throughout the area. All experience levels are welcome.
Along with hiking on Wednesday nights and weekends, the club will be gathering for Monday evening kayaking/canoeing adventures as well.
Three weeks of paddling on area ponds have been scheduled, with the fourth being a free week. This free week will be used for any paddling events that may have been rained out during the previous three weeks.
Those interested in the paddling events should arrive with your kayak/canoe in tow at the Information Center at 5 p.m. The group will depart the center at 5:15 p.m. sharp (or you may meet at the boat landings).
Paddlers are encouraged to bring snacks, beverages and survival gear.
For those that decide to hike the first couple of peaks, you can expect to encounter snow and are advised to dress accordingly. Also, bring snacks, water, flashlight and any first aid gear you may require.
The hiking club meets at the Information Center parking lot in Rumford at 5 p.m. and carpool for Wednesday hikes, and 9:30 a.m. for weekend hikes in Maine and 8:30 a.m. for NH hikes.
There will be no formal canceling of events. Go at your own risk.
Wed. 4/13 Mexico Ledge
Wed. 4/20 Woodsman's Peak (Hanover)
Wed. 4/27 Bear Mt. (Turner) 2 mi. to summit 1,208’
Wed. 5/4 Lookout Rock (South Arm Road) 1.5 mi. 800
Wed. 5/11 Table Rock (Grafton Notch) 2.4 mi. loop 900’
SAT. 5/14 WHITECAP TRAIL MAINT. DAY 9:00 a.m.
Wed. 5/18 Bald Mt. (Weld) 1.5 mi. to summit 2,386’
Wed. 5/25 The Roost (Evans Notch) 2.4 mi. loop 1,374’
Wed. 6/1 Bald Mt. (Oquossoc) 1 mi. to summit 2,443’
Wed. 6/8 Mt. Will (Bethel) 3.25 mi. 1,350’
Wed. 6/15 *Tumbledown 1.5 mi. brook trail, 2 mi. loop trail 3,068’
Wed. 6/22 **Puzzle Mt. 2.4 ledges, 3.2 mi. to summit cairn 3,080’
Wed. 6/29 Whitecap (Andover) 2 mi. to summit 2,197’
Wed. 7/6 Mt. Zircon (Rumford) 2.8 mi. to summit 2,240’
Wed. 7/13 Mt. Blue (Weld) 1.7 mi. to summit 3,187’
Wed. 7/20 Step Falls, Grafton Notch (swimming) .5 mi. to falls
Wed. 7/27 Black Mt. (Rumford)
Wed. 8/3 Black Mt. (Peru) 1.3 mi. to summit 2,133’
Wed. 8/10 Speckled Mt. (Peru) 1.3 mi. to summit 2,183’
Wed. 8/17 Eyebrow Loop (Grafton Notch) 2.2 mi. loop 1,000’
Wed. 8/24 Dunn Falls .8 mi. to waterfalls
Wed. 8/31 Bald Mt. (Woodstock) 1.4 mi. to summit 1,692’
Wed. 9/07 Angel Falls .75 mi. 90’ waterfall
Wed. 9/14 Tumbledown Dick (Peru) 3.0 mi. 900’
Wed. 9/21 Sugarloaf (Dixfield) .9 mi. to summit 1,521’
Wed. 9/28 Morrills Ledge (Peru)
Wed. 10/5 River Walk
* To do Loop Trail on Tumbledown you may want to leave at 4:00 p.m.
** To reach summit cairn on Puzzle you may want to leave at 4:00 p.m.
*Meet at Information Center at 9:30 a.m. for Maine hikes and 8:30 a.m. for NH hikes.
SAT. 5/14 WHITECAP MAINT. DAY 9 a.m.
SUN. 5/15 Bald Woodstock to Speckled
SAT. 6/04 Little/Big Jackson (Weld) 3.3 mi. to summit3,434’ +
SUN. 6/12 Piazza Rock Rangeley
SUN. 7/17 Mt. Kearsage North Conway, NH
SUN. 7/31 Goose Eye, Newry
Aug 5-7 Mt. Katahdin camp-over hike on SAT.
SUN. 8/14 Mt. Washington, NH
SAT. 9/17 Stoney Brook, Gorham, NH
SUN. 9/25 Bald Pate, Grafton Notch
SAT. 10/8 Caribou, Evans Notch
SUN. 10/16 Blueberry Mountain Weld
Monday Evening Kayak/Canoe Schedule:
06 Howard Pond, Hanover
13 Ellis Pond aka Roxbury Pond, Roxbury
20 Free Week
27 Worthley Pond, Peru (If Wayne finds us a way on to the pond)
04 No Event-Holiday
11 Wilson Pond aka Wilson Lake, Wilton
18 Round Pond, Livermore
25 Free Week
01 Canton Lake, Canton (John Cog. knows where the launch is)
08 Brettuns Pond, Livermore
15 South Pond, Greenwood or Locke Mills
22 Free Week
29 North Pond, Greenwood or Locke Mills
05 Christopher Lake aka Bryant Pond, Bryant Pond
12 Songo Pond, Albany/Bethel Rte. 5.
19 Free Week
26 End the season with Howard Pond in Hanover.