Join us for a winter hike to the summit tower of Mt Carrigain, and enjoy the view from its summit tower. We'll maintain a moderate pace, but this trip requires you to be in good physical condition, due to its length and net climb. Due to normal winter road closures, this will be a long and scenic 14 mile hike, with a 2 mile (each way) road to the summer trailhead. Depending on conditions, and the size of our group, there's a good chance we'll need our headlamps on the way out. We expect this to be primarily a snowshoe, but the hike normally warrants microspikes in sections, and sometimes warrants crampons.
Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.
Bob is a long time outdoorsman who extended his hiking year to 4 seasons last year after sending his children off to college. He enjoys hiking with people of all abilities and is well into his empty-nest 4000-foots list.