Come stretch your legs after the winter and explore the Belknap Range with us! This loop hike is mostly over gentle terrain with a few steep sections but no hands-on climbing and no major exposure. We will stop for lunch/snacks by the fire tower on top of Belknap Mountain and. if weather permits, enjoy the views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Trip open to anybody who has kept up regular activity over the winter; new hikers welcome. We will be spending some time off-trail in search of the wreck of the plane that went down in the area in the '70s but no previous off-trail experience required. We will cover just under 7 miles at a moderate pace.
Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.
Lucia is working her way through the 4000-footers but that doesn't stop her from dreaming about the next challenge. She enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities in all seasons, so you can find her scrambling up a peak, taking a walk in the park, or biking on a rail trail.