Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 9:00a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
The Mount Pierce, Jackson, and Webster Loop is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bretton Woods, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as difficult if you don't keep active. This will be a great early fall trip. This will be my first time hiking this loop so you will be expected to be responsible for you own navigation. As we get into winter, be sure to bring warmer clothes including water-safe and wind resistant clothes. Gloves and a hat are essential as it gets colder. I will be doing a gear check as well for this trip, but as I'm an NCP, I won't be meeting at the pickup location for carpool which means you better have all of the required gear below or you could get turned away at the trailhead after driving up a couple of hours. Let's plan to meet in the AMC parking lot across the road.
I plan to follow the route given here:
Please answer the questions below before joining if you do not have an extensive Ridj-it history on your profile:
1. What was your last hike? When was your last hike? List the distances/elevation gain if they're not well- known.
2. What is your weekly exercise routine like?
3. Is this your first hike in the White Mountains?
4. Do you have all of the required gear?
Mandatory gear (no exceptions - don't sign up without the gear):
1) Hiking boots (no sneakers)
2) 3 liters of water
3) Headlamp and extra batteries
4) Lots of food
5) Gatorade or electrolyte replenishment (seriously)
6) Hiking appropriate attire (Base layer, mid layer, waterproof shells. Please no jeans, no cotton)
7) Copy of the map above on either Gaia, AllTrails, or printed
11) Mask for when you can't socially distance
12) Map of this hike (seriously - have it on you somehow): https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-pierce-jackson-and-webster-loop
13) Microspikes - YES, BRING THEM. You can find them for $20 or so on Amazon and don't need any previous experience using them. Do not purchase the beaded spikes - this is an example of spikes you should bring.
1) Carpool is limited to two riders per car, so three people total. Please do not fall asleep - keep your driver company!
2) You will wear a mask in the case that you are not able to appropriately maintain social distance. No exceptions - do not attend if you can't abide by this. During the hike the expectation is to leave space between others, so be prepared to monitor your proximity.
3) If you find yourself physically unable to finish, that's okay! No shame, and in fact, big respect for knowing your limits. Sometimes people have bad days - it's alright, but have the humility to quit if you know you can't finish at a reasonable pace (~2 average MPH). You will be responsible for guiding yourself back to the parking area if you are unable to finish - do not expect anyone to go with you.
4) Do not attend if you have had COVID symptoms in the past week or two. You will be turned away at the trail head if you look sick.
Please, do not overestimate your physical abilities. If you have questions, you are invited to ask them in the chat box!