https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=23835 Alewife Station
Cambridge, MA 02140
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life, University
We will be hiking Carter Dome (because it's on the list) and Mount Hight (because it has the views), passing by the Carter Hut on the way (because they have hot chocolate).
This is a 9.6 Mile loop trail with about 3,500 feet of elevation gain.
This is a MODERATE-DIFFICULT hike. Please do your research and know your limits before signing up. You must have recent winter hiking experience of at least 3,000 ft of elevation gain and more than 8 miles to join this hike. If you have questions or concerns about winter hiking, please ask before signing up. If you have questions about what to bring or how to use it, please ask before showing up.
You must bring the following list of mandatory equipment:
* Waterproof hiking boots
* Waterproof winter wind shell
* Non-cotton layers (base, mid, outer)
* Non-cotton socks (plus spares)
* Winter hat and gloves
* 2 - 3 liters of water, protected from freezing
* Food (snacks and lunch)
* Headlamp and/or Flashlight (not your smart phone)
* Snowshoes (likely required depending on conditions)
* Hiking poles (highly recommended, but not required)
Post-hike, we like to refuel with good food and beer, so bring a cheery attitude and cash or card.
Q: Do I need to carpool with you?
A: Yes, reducing cars on the roads and in the trailhead parking lots is one of the main points of this group. There are some select trips which include spots for non-carpoolers but this isn't one of those trips. If the MBTA-accessible pickup location isn't convenient for you, we can normally arrange a pickup spot at one of the Park&Ride lots along the route.
Q: Can I just meet you guys at the trail head?
A: No, see above. Plus, we actually have a lot of fun together in the car. If you really really want to drive your own car (and get some of your expenses reimbursed), sign up as a driver for the hike.
Q: Do I need to bring all the mandatory equipment?
A: Only if you don't want us to leave you in Boston. Winter hiking in the White Mountains is a serious sport with real risks. If you come unprepared you're putting yourself and the entire group in danger.