Notch Your Ordinary Weekend

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Wrap up the winter with us

Do you like hiking? Do you like hanging out with friends by a fireplace, drinking hot cocoa, eating good food? Then this is the weekend hiking trip for you!

We will be offering hiking at various levels both Saturday and Sunday. If you have winter appropriate hiking gear you are welcome to join us (options to rent snowshoes/ winter hiking boots).

We have rented out the entire Notch Hostel which includes a common room, little library (with information about the area, games, and books about hikes and hiking), dining room, bed with clean bedding in the shared bunk room, full kitchen, plus shower rooms and toilets. Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere.

No car? no worries – leaders will help organize carpools. Anyone young at heart is welcome and encouraged to join us on this trip.



Click photo find out what happened

The snow got Alex

Alex: Oh no, i might not make it out, tell my wife Molly I love her.

How deep is the snow?

Ryan: I will try to reach the bottom with my arm and pole.

Chao: Be safe OK, i am sending this pic to Jenna(Ryan’s wife)

Ryan: if my arm span is roughly my height + the length of the pole …..

Jenna: yep that’s my husband, it is the engineer in him

The Hikes

What we accomplished

Route Distance Duration
Mount Willard 3 miles? 4 hours?
Osceolas via Greely Pond Trail 7 miles 8 hours
Lincoln and Lafayette via Franconia Ridge Trail 8 miles? 8 hours?
Welch and Dickey Loop Trail 4.5 miles ? hours
Lonesome Lake Hut via Lonesome Lake Trail 3.3 miles 4 hours