Date: Sunday 4/21; time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NOTE: Hike has been rescheduled to Easter Sunday April 21 due to rain and near gale force winds on Saturday.
Join the AMC Family Outings Sunday April 21 (rescheduled from Saturday April 20th) from 9 am to 3 pm for a beautiful 5.8 mile mountain traverse with an Easter Egg Hunt atop South Pack Monadnock. We will traverse two open peaks, North Pack (2290') and South Pack (2276') Monadnock mountains in Peterborough, NH. From both summits we will have long sweeping views. Hike will be approximately 5.8 miles with 1,350' in elevation gain. Hikers will meet at Miller's State Park, Peterborough, NH, and we will car pool to start of hike.
"Pack" is the Indian word meaning "little" as these mountains are little compared to Mt. Monadnock.
Hiking boots required. Bring lunch/snacks/and plenty of water. Full gear list will be provided upon registration. Contact Jeanne Blauner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-202-5606 with questions.
This is a joint hike with the Worcester Families Group.
This hike is part of the AMC Family Beginner Hiking Program (BHP). You do not have to be part of BHP to register for this hike, but it is a fun program and you might want to consider joining. To find out more about BHP, please cut and paste this link into your
- Past participants say...
- "A fantastic hike! "Such a great traverse. The summits offers sweeping views of Monadnock and the surrounding region."
Meet 9 am at Miller State Park Trailhead (13 Miller Park Rd, Peterborough, NH): From the Manchester area, take NH-101 west to Milford and continue on NH-101. Miller State Park is approximately 14 miles from Milford. Note there is a $4/adult and $2/child 6
Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC, among others. Jeanne is Past Chair AMC Boston Family Outings and a YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) trained leader with Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. Jeanne leads hiiking, backpacking, XC Ski, snowshoe, and canoe trips, among others. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco and has trips coming up to New Zealand and Fiji/Tonga.
Margarita is a co-leader-in-training with Family Outings. She has broad international experience, enjoying the outdoors in multiple countries. She speaks Russian, Spanish and German, among other.