Mount Pierce Hiking Trip

 

Wrap up your summer with an adventure through the woods!

Join us for an opportunity to get away from the demands of daily life and enjoy the great outdoors in the Presidential Peaks in New Hampshire.  Tom Durfee and Jen Greeke, returning leaders from the Intro to Backpacking trip, are excited to share their knowledge & experience and join you back on the trail. 

This intermediate day hike will lead us up Mount Pierce, via Crawford Path.  No experience is required so bring your friends as we explore the Appalacian Woods for a day of adventure-filled fun!    

 

Who: 

Middle and High school age, experience not required for this day hike, exploring Mount Pierce (part of the Presidential Peaks in the New Hampshire White Mountains)

When:

Wednesday August 16th, 2017
[rain date: Wednesday August 23, 2017] 

Where:

Meet @ 5:30 am for a 6am departure from Mass Audubon
Return to Mass Audubon at 6pm
Meeting Location:
Mass Audubon, 346 Grapevine Rd. Wenham, Right off of 128


how to Be Prepared

Please come dressed in weather appropriate attire [i.e. shorts, pants or cut offs & t shirt] & hiking shoes [or any shoe with good traction], with a small daypack/personal backpack [preferably with a waist belt/sternum strap] that is sized appropriately to fit the following items:

  • Fleece Top Layer
  • Rain Layer
  • 2 Quarts of Water (2 x 32 oz water bottles; or a camelback with an extra water bottle)
  • Snacks & Lunch--it will be a long day so plan on a morning AND an afternoon snack; remember, we are carrying everything, so make sure you're well fed, but also try and keep it light!
    • Snacks, perhaps a few granola bars, nuts or dried fruits
    • Lunch: maybe a pita/tortilla (or bread) with cheese & dried meats
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Protection sunscreen and/or a baseball cap or brimmed hat--especially for when we are above tree line!!

*Please note that seaside sustainability will not be supplying any food or gear on this outing*  

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Sample Itinerary

5:30 AM Meet at Mass Audubon
6 AM Depart
9 AM Arrive at AMC Highland Center  
12 PM Summit Mt. Pierce
3 PM Return to AMC Highland Center
6 PM Return to Mass Audubon for pickup

Route: We will start on the Crawford Connector which gradually climbs 0.4 miles to the Crawford Path. After 1.5 Miles on the Crawford Path, we'll reach a fork where we will continue Northeast on the Crawford Path for 1.3 miles to the summit of Mt. Pierce.  If weather allows, we will descend via the Webster Cliff Trail 2.4 miles until the trail junction for the Webster Jackson Trail which will lead us for 2.5 miles back to the Parking Lot. In the case of weather limitations, rather than completing the loop, we will head directly back the way we came.

Route: We will start on the Crawford Connector which gradually climbs 0.4 miles to the Crawford Path. After 1.5 Miles on the Crawford Path, we'll reach a fork where we will continue Northeast on the Crawford Path for 1.3 miles to the summit of Mt. Pierce.  If weather allows, we will descend via the Webster Cliff Trail 2.4 miles until the trail junction for the Webster Jackson Trail which will lead us for 2.5 miles back to the Parking Lot. In the case of weather limitations, rather than completing the loop, we will head directly back the way we came.

traveling

We will be traveling to and from the trail head by private car.  We will be taking two cars, each driven by one of our two trip leaders, Tom & Jen.  This will give us space to carry 8 passengers.  If registrations exceed that, we may call upon any willing parents interested in driving, to join us for the day in exchange for a waived participation fee for their child.  

Trip Leaders

Tom Durfee As a former physical education teacher Tom has an affinity for all things physically active. Tom has many passions including studying muay thai and expanding his skills in wilderness survival. He is certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR to ensure safe adventures into the wild. In a world where things are becoming easier and more connected Tom believes we should still be the master of our environment and have the ability to disconnect and enjoy being lost in the moment. 

Tom Durfee

As a former physical education teacher Tom has an affinity for all things physically active. Tom has many passions including studying muay thai and expanding his skills in wilderness survival. He is certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR to ensure safe adventures into the wild. In a world where things are becoming easier and more connected Tom believes we should still be the master of our environment and have the ability to disconnect and enjoy being lost in the moment. 

Jen Greeke  Jen a local artist who studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design and has her MFA in Costume Design for Stage and Film from NYU.  Right now she is taking everything she learned in school and using it to guide her as she builds her own fashion company.  Jen has always enjoyed recreating outdoors, has an affinity to protecting our natural world, and for many years the natural world has inspired her artistic designs.  She also enjoys playing roller derby, running and playing with her dog Mona, being outdoors/active, as well as working on her welding and metal art. Jen holds her CPR & First aid certifications.  

Jen Greeke 

Jen a local artist who studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design and has her MFA in Costume Design for Stage and Film from NYU.  Right now she is taking everything she learned in school and using it to guide her as she builds her own fashion company.  Jen has always enjoyed recreating outdoors, has an affinity to protecting our natural world, and for many years the natural world has inspired her artistic designs.  She also enjoys playing roller derby, running and playing with her dog Mona, being outdoors/active, as well as working on her welding and metal art. Jen holds her CPR & First aid certifications.