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102978

Multi-Activity Weekend by Forty Plus in Wellfleet on Cape Cod

Forty Plus Date: Sat April 21, 2018 - Sun April 22, 2018

A weekend of hiking and/or biking, your choice. Join us for one day or both. Please contact registrar for details about lodging and other logistics.

Saturday's Great Island hike will be approx. 6 miles RT through woods and beach to Jeremy Point. Watch eagles, ducks, hermit crabs, plovers and enjoy spectacular vistas CL Sunny Steadman.
Sunday's hike will be leader's choice in the Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife sanctuary (small entrance fee).CL Barbara Fay

The bike ride on Saturday will follow the bike trail from the National Sea Shore to Nickerson State Park and then back to Wellfleet. Sunday's ride TBD. Rain will cancel the bike rides. L Emily McPhillips, CL Katherine Blythe

Activity Category: Bicycling, Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Uschi Kullman (E-mail Uschi Kullman), Barbara Fay (E-mail Barbara Fay), Emily McPhillips (E-mail Emily McPhillips)
Co-Leader: Sunny Steadman (E-mail Sunny Steadman), Katherine Blythe (E-mail Katherine Blythe)
Registrar: Uschi Kullmann (E-mail Uschi Kullmann)
104519

Springtime Hike to the Hancocks

Forty Plus Date: Sun April 22, 2018

Join us on a midspring hike to Mt. Hancock and South Hancock. This will be a fairly strenuous 9.8 mile hike with about 2900' elevation gain. We will begin on the Hancock Notch Trail off the Kancamagus Highway. When we reach the Cedar Brook Trail, we will proceed north over several brook crossings. The real fun begins on the Hancock Loop Trail, which involves a very steep incline over about 0.5 mile to the first summit, a beautiful traverse over to the second peak, and then 0.5 miles down a steep decline. We will maintain a moderate pace of about 1.5 miles per hour. Both peaks have beautiful views if the weather cooperates. Due to the unpredictability of the weather this time of year, some winter hiking experience is required. Winter gear may be necessary, including snowshoes, microspikes, and possibly crampons.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Patty Watson pw@mobiusworks.com
Registrar: Patty Watson (E-mail Patty Watson)
104889

Middlesex Fells Hike

Forty Plus Date: Wed April 25, 2018

Join the Wednesday Wramblers as we head north of Boston to explore the Middlesex Fells. We will hike the 5.2 mile Reservoir Trail which encircles three reservoirs. Open water can be seen from many points on the trail, which is rated as moderate. We will keep a leisurely pace of 1.5 mph. Bring snacks, water, and lunch. Heavy rains or any other extremes of Mother Nature cancels the hike. If the trails are icy or snow-packed (hopefully we will be done with winter by then) traction devices will be required and hiking poles are recommended.

Wednesday Wrambler activities are part of 40 Plus's new Let's Get Out There! local hikes, where the pace ranges from easy through moderate to faster. Whether you're new to hiking, haven't hiked for awhile, or want to up your hiking level, you're bound to find something of interest in "Let's Get Out There!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Marlene Heroux (E-mail Marlene Heroux)
Registrar: Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com
105365

Mt. Roberts Hike

Forty Plus Date: Sat April 28, 2018

This is a pleasant spring hike of about 5 miles with 1300' of elevation gain and nice views over Lake Winnipesauke.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Leslie Greer 617-233-6423 (Before 8:00PM.)
105580

Spring Hike at Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Forty Plus Date: Sun April 29, 2018

[Repeat of hike affected by bad weather on April 15.]
Morning hike through wetlands and woodlands at Mass. Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. Distance 4-5 miles at moderate pace with short stops for nature chats. Negligible elevation gains. Meet at 9:20am in front of the Sanctuary office, near the parking area, for departure at 9:30.
Registration requested but not required. Bad weather will cancel the hike. (If in doubt about the weather, ask the leader no later than 9:30pm the night before the hike.) There is a small entry fee if you are not member of Mass Audubon. L Bruce Bolnick (c: 571-340-1629, bbolnick@gmail.com).

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Bruce Bolnick bbolnick@gmail.com
105219

Trip Planning Meeting

Forty Plus Date: Sun April 29, 2018

The Forty Plus is having a Trip Planning meeting on Sunday April 29 at 6:00 pm. Come and plan trips for the remaining Spring season, Summer and Fall. I know that winter seems far away now and snow is melting fast, but let's not forget about some 2019 winter trips.

Light snacks will be provided.

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com, William Swanton Bill.Swanton@gartner.com
104704

Cardigan Spring Hike

Forty Plus Date: Sat May 5, 2018

Join us for our annual hike on mount Cardigan. Enjoy early spring flowers and the expansive summit view in this moderate-paced hike on a variety of trails. Cardigan has extensive ledges that may be slippery when wet. Some experience is necessary. The distance will be between 5.6 and 6.3 miles. Elev. gain: 2300 ft. Meeting time is 9:00 am at the Cardigan Lodge. Rain will cancel the trip. Register after April 18.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: register
Leader: Maria Costantini mgccare@comcast.net, Joan W Chambers (E-mail Joan W Chambers)
Co-Leader: Cliff Chambers
Registrar: Maria Costantini mgccare@comcast.net
105551

Minuteman Bike Path

Forty Plus Date: Wed May 9, 2018

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for our first bike ride of the season. We will enjoy a round-trip of 20 miles on the Minuteman Bike Path starting at Depot Park in Bedford. Our pace will be in the 10-12 mph range. Bring snacks, water and lunch. Since this is early in the season, please make sure your bike is in good working condition with tires pumped up. We might enjoy some ice cream along the way.

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Co-Leader: Maria Costantini mgccare@comcast.net
103069

Block Island Bike & Hike Trip

Forty Plus Date: Fri May 25, 2018 - Mon May 28, 2018

Join us for Memorial Day weekend on scenic Block Island for daily guided combined leisurely hiking and biking. We stay at a beautiful island inn and cottage overlooking the the Old Harbor. Trip costs $350 and includes 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, Friday night pizza and BBQ one of the other nights. Dinners and lunches can be prepared in the cottage kitchen. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from for dinner. Bike must be in good condition with fully inflated tires and tool kit. Helmets are required. Registration is required: Contact Registrar Emily McPhillips at emcp@me.com.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
Co-Leader: Ida Change ida_chang_1@yahoo.com, Daniel Edwards dbe_88@yahoo.com
Registrar: Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com
101774

Northern Presidential Traverse from Pinkham to Crawford Notch

Forty Plus Date: Fri June 8, 2018 - Mon June 11, 2018

Join us on a ridge line traverse of the Northern Presidentials along the AT. We will stay at AMC's rustic mountain huts: Madison Spring Hut, Lakes of the Clouds Hut, and Mitzpah Spring Hut. We hope to summit Mt Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson, and Webster weather allowing. Enjoy vast mountain views in the company of like minded hikers!

We will hike following the AT (Appalachian Trail) from Pinkham Notch to Crawford Notch. We hope to give you the opportunity to hike the summits or you can choose to strictly hike the Appalachian Trail as it leaves Pinkham Notch and winds through the Northern Presidential Range to Crawford Notch.
Our approach will include ascending the steep Osgood Trail and descend following the beautiful Webster Cliff Trail. And in between... nothing but awesome views!

The three rustic AMC huts that we will stay at are distinctly different. They are run by the fun loving "croo" who will serve us home made family style dinners and breakfasts.

Successful applicants will be strong hikers who enjoy endless open scenery, variable weather, and the camaraderie of fellow hikers.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Patty Watson pwatson@mbit.com
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
105526

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Forty Plus Date: Sat June 16, 2018

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest. Bring your helmet, a bike in good working order, a spare tube, lunch, and a sense of humor. Rain or any other extremes of Mother Nature cancels the ride.interest.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Touring
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: East Bay Bike Path
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Anytime)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
102583

Lakes of the Clouds

Forty Plus Date: Sat June 23, 2018 - Sun June 24, 2018

Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Advanced hike up to Lakes of the Cloud Hut
Beautiful Views-Route (TBD)
Summit Mt Washington and other nearby peaks if weather permits.
Fee-Member-$139.00 Non Member-$167.00

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com, Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com
105532

WELCH-DICKEY MOUNTAIN LOOP HIKE FOR BEGINNERS AND NEWCOMERS

Forty Plus Date: Sat July 14, 2018

Please join us for a leisurely hike to the summits of Welch and Dickey Mountains, that will introduce participants new to hiking to a variety of conditions. Magnificent views from the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail (White Mountain National Forest). This loop hike in the southwest corner of the White Mountain National Forest is as close to the perfect moderate hike that you can get. It takes an average of 4 hours to casually hike this 4.4 mile loop. There are almost constant views in all directions for over half the hike

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Anytime before 9:00pm)