Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 9:00a -
Alewife (Cambridge, MA 02140, USA)
Cambridge, MA 02140
Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
We will hike two of the 4000footers in the Waterville area. Tripyramids are a famous hike for being both part of the NH48 and on the terrifying list.
Great views. Challenging and strenous. 45 degree climbs for extended periods.
Take Livermore rd east until you hit the Tripyramid North Slide Trail. If weather is dry, climb it up. Be prepared for strenuous, extended climb at a 45 degree angle or more with not too many places to put your hands and feet. Be very careful. If it is wet, you may want to walk a bit longer on the Livermore trail and climb using the Scaur Ridge Trail.
Challenge your fear of heights!
I expect you to have previous hiking experience in the whites and understand how strenuous granite slabs can be. Do not make this your first fall hike on Ridj-it unless you already know the whites or have hiked other mountain ranges. If you are unsure, post in the comments!
We will be hiking at a moderate pace, or a little under 2 miles per hour. So, if you're looking to go as fast as possible or have difficulty staying together as a group, I do not recommend this hike for you.
1) I am not a guide and this is not a service - I expect you to be fully prepared with the gear listed below and the mindset that you could get yourself out of trouble if needed.
2) We stick together - this is a group event, so if you feel that you are not flexible in working as a team, this will not be a good hike for you.
3) Relax - it's summer, and we have time on the trail when starting early in the morning.
4) We will follow COVID guidelines and wear masks during carpool and on the trail when social distancing cannot be maintained. Do not show up if you do not agree to the COVID guidelines.
5) Parking is limited, so non-carpoolers will be limited.
6) Showing up without registering on Ridj-it with a profile and then actually signing up for the trip is a safety hazard and will get you banned. Do not message me to join in any alternative manner.
Please answer the following questions before/when you join.
1. When was your last hike? How many miles was it? How much elevation gain?
2. What does your weekly exercise routine look like?
3. Do you have all of the gear marked as required below?
1) Hiking boots or trail runners (not regular tennis shoes)
2) 2 - 3 liters of water
3) Sandwich and food
5) Electronic or physical maps of the hike (as included above) - don't show up without access to a map. I don't mind if you can't read it 100%, but showing up without one expecting me to guide you is a massive no no and I'll ask you to leave since you could otherwise pay me $200 for guiding you
6) Hat, sunglasses, bug spray, and SPF protection
7) Athletic clothing
8) Rain gear
If you are unsure as to whether this is the right hike for you, please post your question on the Ridj-it wall on the Ridj-it website! Others may have the same question, so you will be doing others a favor by being curious.
After the hike, we will be going out for dinner if time permits. Need to recover some of that energy, and celebrate summiting two more 4000 footers.