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White Mountain Summer Mountain Bike/Hike/Swim

posted Jul 3, 2009, 11:46 AM by Committee Chair ‎(Curtis Gekle)‎

Start: Friday, 7/24/09, 5pm from Scout House

Drop-off: Sunday late afternoon, ~5pm, 7/26/09

We’ll gather at the Scout House at 5 pm on Friday and put bikes on the bike racks of our vehicles.  We will depart about 5:30 pm and drive to the Barnes Field Campground in Gorham, NH where we’ll camp for two nights.  On Saturday we’ll ride mountain bikes or hybrid bikes (not pure road bikes) along the Western and Northern perimeter of the Presidential Range.  We’ll set the route based on our appetite to ride.  The basic route that has some hills but is generally downhill the whole way, with a fair portion of the trip on the Presidential Range Rail Trail.  Three stream-swimming opportunities are available. On Sunday we’ll don backpacks and climb from the campground to the top of Pine Mountain from which one has spectacular views of Mount Washington, the Carter Range and the Mahoosuc Range extending into Maine. If time and weather allow we’ll take a dip in the Peabody Swimming Hole in the Peabody River.  We’ll return to Concord in the late afternoon, around 5 pm.  Drivers will drop off Scouts at their homes.

Honcho:  Dave Costello
Mobile 781-752-5618