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Guided Hike on Saturday

November 14, 2019

They originally called it a fall hike, but it’s looking more like this Saturday’s guided hike should be considered an early winter hike.  Join guide, Dan Newton, on Saturday, Nov. 16 as he leads a group of hikers up a Waterville Valley classic – Jennings Peak. The ascent will be via Sandwich Mountain Trail, and descent by Drake’s Brook. 

Jennings Peak (3,440′) is a 6.5 mile hike rated level 2, moderate to difficult. 

Meet at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at 7:50 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure on the WVRD bus. Return to Waterville Valley by 3 p.m. The cost is $15 per person ($10 for members).

Suggested packing list

  • Quick drying clothing (avoid cotton)
  • Extra pair of non-cotton socks
  • Supportive footwear (i.e. hiking boots or trail sneakers and micro spikes)
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Warm layers (avoid cotton – lightweight and package garments)
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Day backpack
  • Water – 16-32 ounces
  • Trail lunch and snacks

Other items to consider packing

  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chapstick
  • Personal meds
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand warmers
  • Head lamp

Please keep in mind that the weather and trail conditions may change rapidly at this time of the year. Plans may need to be altered with the final decision being made by the lead guide – in this case, Dan Newton.

All WVRD guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid.

Space is limited!  Register here or call WVRD at 603-236-4695.

Guided early winter hike in the White Mountains with the Waterville Valley Recreation Department

Hiking guide, Dan Newton (l), will lead a group up Jennings Peak on Saturday, Nov. 16. Image from Waterville Valley Recreation Department.



About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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