Young Members Hiking in the Middlesex Fells is back!
Join the pack of northerners as we explore a new section of the Fells on a moderate, five-mile loop around the reservoirs.
Be prepared for a 3-4 hour hike (about 5 miles with cumulative elevation gain around 550 ft.) at a moderate pace with some rugged terrain. There will be some hills that we climb, but the trail is described as an 'easier alternative' to other trail in the Fells. Weather may be chilly so bring lots of warm layers.
Meeting time and location:
The exact time and location are sent to approved participants only. It will be shown on this page under "Information for Participants" once you are approved.
Once you are approved, you can find the list of other approved participants and their carpool information on this page. Please reach out to the individuals who might be offering a ride. We encourage carpooling because it is fun and it helps the environment. We suggest that carpoolers meet at a central location (i.e. a train station) to minimize driving if many people have to be picked up.
All participants will be required to sign the AMC's liability waiver form prior to the hike. You may review this form at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi...
Weather is always changing and we should be prepared. Early predictions for Sunday are temperatures around 60 degrees and rain. This means rain gear is necessary for the hike, along with quick drying layers. We will continue to monitor the weather and will cancel in the event of heavy rain.
Want to keep an eye on the weather? You can check the following link for real-time forecasts: https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/02180
A note about gear: While it seems winter conditions on the trails have left us, there may be some lingering ice in spots. MICROspikes aren't necessary fo the hike, but if you have them, feel free to pack them just in case. We are more likely to encounter mud on the trails, so be sure to wear gaiters if you have them to keep your feet dry.
Official gear list
- Hiking boots/shoes,
- Rain gear (if there is forecast of rain)
- Gaiters (if you have them), or other items to keep your feet dry
- Multiple layers of non-cotton clothing
- At least 1.5 liter of water,
- High energy bagged lunch and snacks
- Personal first-aid kit
- Backpack big enough to hold all of your items.