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SUMMARY:New Hampshire: Cohos Trail Section Hike Series (8/29-9/1)
DESCRIPTION:Join Trail Ambassador Julie LePage for this 6th section hike of the Cohos Trail. Areas we pass through include Nash Stream Forest\, Dixville Notch (home to the magnificent Balsams Resort) and Coleman State Park. Natural features include a climb up NH's Mt Sugarloaf\, passing by the Devil's Jacuzzi\, Nash Bog\, Nathan and Little Diamond Ponds\, Huntington Falls and views from Table Rock and the summits of Baldhead South\, Dixville Peak and Sugar Hill. We will camp at 2 Lean-Tos along the Cohos Trail. Our milage will average 12-15 mi per day with an estimated 2500 feet EG per day. Must be in good physical condition and have been backpacking or completing long day hikes this summer. Due to the rough terrain and long per-day milage\, this backpack is not suitable for beginners. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee and the Young Members Committee\, and is open to experienced backpackers of all ages.
LOCATION:NH, United States
SUMMARY:Colorado: Weminuche Wilderness Backpack (8/28 - 9/1)
DESCRIPTION:Join Trail Ambassador Dave "Lucky" Brunstein for a world-class backpacking trip to the Weminuche Wilderness over labor day weekend. We will drive to Durango in SW Colorado on Thursday\, car camping just outside of town. On Friday\, we will take the Durango to Silverton train to Elk Park in the heart of the Rockies. From here we start 4 days of backpacking - bouncing back and forth between 10\,000' and 13\,000'. The hike is along creeks\, beaver ponds\, and high mountain lakes. There will be opportunities to fish on at least three of the four nights. A fair amount of the hiking will be done along the Continental Divide Trail. We will finish the hike on Monday with a route back through Chicago Basin to catch the train back to Durango. I'll send the exact route and GPS track to those that sign up. This hike is well suited to strong\, experienced backpackers due to the length of the trip and the altitude. If you're interested\, jump on the waitlist and we'll have a discussion about the trip. The $25.00 deposit is to ensure if you sign up you actually are committing to go. The $25 will be refunded at the trailhead.
LOCATION:CO, United States
SUMMARY:Oregon: Thru-Hiking the Chinnook Trail
DESCRIPTION:[caption id="attachment_10108" align="aligncenter" width="505"] Chinook Trail[/caption] Join Trail Ambassador Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa as has he shares his maps\, pictures\, and tales of thru-hiking the Chinook Trail in Oregon and Washington State. Have you ever stood atop Silver Star Mountain and dreamed of hiking the high country east through the gorge and then coming back around? Two men had this vision one day in 1986\, Don Connard and Ed Robertson\, two life long friends came up with a vision for a 300+ mile route that would cover the high country of the Columbia River Gorge in both OR & WA. 28 years later\, three long-distance hikers teamed up to make this vision and national recreation trail a reality. Months we spent laying out the route\, and on June 28 the three of them started their walk at Moulton Falls Park in Yacolt\, WA\, headed East to Maryhill\, WA the crossed the Columbia River and walked back west to Angel's Rest. To learn more about their journey\, read this article about the three hikers in this article from the Columbian.
LOCATION:426 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
SUMMARY:Pennsylvania: Backpack the Black Forest Trail (8/13-8/15)
DESCRIPTION:Join Trail Ambassador Dan Bortz for a backpack on the Black Forest Trail. This 42-mile loop (~8500' of elevation gain) is considered one of the most scenic and challenging trails in PA. There are several steep\, rocky climbs which are rewarded with majestic vistas. We'll meet at the trailhead off of Rt. 414 in Slate Run at 7:30PM. This will be a 2-night trip with the following (approximate) mileage splits: 6/20/16. This event is being hosted by Berks-Lehigh Hiking and Backpacking Meetup. Non-members are welcome to join us and should RSVP via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Total Group Size Limit: 8
LOCATION:PA, United States
SUMMARY:South Carolina: Lighten Up! Tips, Techniques and Gear to Lighten Your Load
DESCRIPTION:Join Trail Ambassador Tripp Clark for a talk and gear demo about lightweight hiking and backpacking techniques. Open to all BSA active Order of the Arrow participants\, Tripp's talk is part of a weekend encampment held at the local Boy Scout Camp where youth and adult Order of the Arrow members come for training\, competition\, and camaraderie.
LOCATION:Columbia, SC, United States
SUMMARY:Arizona: Mt. Baldy Backpack (8/1-8/3)
DESCRIPTION:Join Trail Ambassador Dave "Lucky" Brunstein to explore the Mt. Baldy Wilderness in Eastern Arizona where cool sparkling streams run through long\, green meadows\, and a soft trail cushioned by pine needles twists through tall spruce\, fir\, and aspen. Those of us who can will leave around noon for the 4 ½ hour drive to the East Fork Trailhead (9\,200 feet). We’ll hike in around 2 miles to an established campsite near the creek. A second group will head up after work Friday\, car camp Friday evening at Winn CG Site # 39\, and start the hike early Saturday morning meeting the other group at their campsite. On Saturday morning we’ll take the East Baldy Trail #95 the remaining 5 miles to the Mt. Baldy summit. Let’s keep our eyes peeled at around mile 5.5 (10\,990 feet) to find off to the right for the site of an Army plane that crashed back in the 1940’s or 50’s. We’ll reach the junction with the West Fork Trail (5.9 miles\, 11\,180 feet) but continue left up to the Mt. Baldy summit. (6.7 miles\, 11\,403 feet). The actual peak is .4 miles away. After enjoying the pretty views\, we’ll back track a short ways and stay left at the junction and begin descending on the West Fork Trail. We’ll camp just after the switchbacks at the start of the large meadow and creek. On Sunday\, we’ll continue down the West trail and take the Crosscut Trail back to our cars for a total loop over the 2 days of 16.5 miles. With that mileage and the 2\,200 foot elevation gain\, this is an intermediate level hike. And if all that wilderness beauty is not enough to entice you\, nearby Greer sports average highs of 73 and lows of 45 in August whereas Tempe reports average highs of 105 and lows of 75. Join us! Here’s a great write-up of the hike (from which I borrowed heavily) athttp://www.toddshikingguide.com/Hikes/Arizona/East/East1.htm No dogs or kids please.
LOCATION:Springerville, AZ, 85938, United States