Skiers & Snowboarders Hitting the Slopes
Hey Skiers and Riders. Tina and I will be at Stowe that weekend. Aren't able to make it for the entire weekend. Don't want to drive and looking to get some turns in. Stowe: is 3.5 hours away from Boston. Click to join nacski. https://www.nacski.com/mr/register.aspx?id=MA38622469&r=ma-bos You must preregister and pay for this trip in advance at this website. If you are a member of nacski you will need to pay $77 but if you are new use the promo code HAXNS to get $10 off. Final cost $67 with promo code . Departure info: 5:00 am D&B Braintree 5:20 am South Station 5:40 am Chipotle Woburn 8:55 am Stowe Homebound (HB) departure: 4:30 pm Stowe 7:45 pm Chipotle Woburn 8:05 pm South Station 8:25 pm D&B Braintree This is the schedule for Sat: 5:20am South Station get on bus to go to Stowe. Look for other members coming from Boston. 12pm at The Great Grill Room (Spruce Camp base) for lunch 4:20pm be at the bus. It will leave promptly at 4:30pm with or without you. ________ Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons. I can not be held responsible for injuries or consequences of accidents while participating in any activities or during vehicular transport. Users assume all responsibility of liability and shall hold the organizer or assistant organizers blameless for any injuries or expenses sustained while on this event.
North Shore Women's Group
I volunteer a couple of times a month serving lunch at the shelter. Great group of men and women who have served our country and have come back needing a little help. The Center, which was started by a Veteran, provides housing, health care, social services, food, as well as a multitude of other services for our returning heroes. They have volunteer groups come in on weekends and do breakfast service. We don't provide the food, just smiles and friendly faces. The serving starts at 7:15am and we would be done by around 9. We have gone as a group several times and hope to keep this up monthly, there's a limit to 6 servers each time. It's really a wonderful time. Some of the ladies asked about baking/bringing something. I also spoke with the head of the kitchen....just avoid things with nuts because of allergies. Hope to see you all then! We can carpool, it's near the Orange line and if you drive in you can park right in front. Also remember a hat, you need to have your head/hair covered to serve. My telephone number if you have any questions or have a last minute change to status is [masked] 2 things:1. Since this is a popular event, I'd like to ask that initially you only sign up for one breakfast per month so that everyone has an opportunity to come. There will be several Sundays throughout the year I'll actually take myself off as well so that opens up one spot. On the days I cook, I'll also open it up to have 7 servers so that more can come.2. To prevent the # of no shows we've had, I'm going to just let everyone know that if you know show, I will remove you from future volunteer opportunities with the Center. I've hated the times when due to no shows, the Vets have had to step in to help, especially because there are often individuals that were on the wait list and didn't have the opportunity to show. If you cannot attend, please RSVP no ahead of time, or at the very least, just call or text me if you aren't well the morning of the shift, just so I know and can get them to provide help when I get there. My telephone # is [masked]. Those letting me know that they can't make a day ahead of time won't be considered a no show. Thank you for your ongoing support. I appreciate it and I know that the Veterans do as well.
Random Group of Hikers
Organizer: Michael Blair @ [masked] ========================= Read the entire description before you RSVP and answer all of the questions that are part of the RSVP process. Failure to answer them will result in your removal from this event. If you underestimate the demands of this event; overestimate your experience, knowledge, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself or others at risk so consider this before you decide to participate. ========================= What We're Doing The plan is to climb two of the NH 4,000 Footers - North Tripyramid (#32 @ 4,180') and Middle Tripyramid (#35 @ 4,140'). Sections of this trip will be steep and there will be a few river crossings that should be frozen over. The trip down may provide some opportunities to sled a little bit. Having done similar hikes this winter is a pre-requisite for this trip. If you are interested in going join the Waiting List - be sure to take the time to answer the questions (I took the time to plan the trip). We will be taking 12-15 people and I will let you know if you are going or if I have any other questions. We will head up to North Tripyramid via Pine Bend Brook Trail. From there we will follow Mount Tripyramid Trail south to Middle Tripyramid before turning around to retrace our steps until we get to Sabbaday Brook Trail, which we will use to get back to our cars. Neither guests nor dogs are permitted on this trip. Use this link for more information about the summits and trails: http://trailsnh.com/peaks/nh/4000/32-North-Tripyramid-4180--35-Middle-Tripyramid-4140 Trip Summary On this moderate winter pace (~1.5 MPH) trip we will hike about 9.5 miles and climb about 3,100 feet. It should take about 8 hours to complete this trip. This event is considered to be Intermediate because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. We could alter our plans because of fatigue, weather, and/or other conditions - there is no guarantee we will complete the entire event as described here. We start as a group, hike as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are faster than the group and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slower than the group and expect us to constantly wait for you. You need to become self-reliant by learning about the route and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. What to Bring You will need snow shoes and traction - microspikes or hillsounds should be OK. I will update the this a few days before the hike when I know more about what we can expect to encounter out on the trails. Be sure to look at the gear information listed below - if you have any questions about what to wear and/or what to bring let me know. Use this link for a list of items needed for a winter day hike: • http://files.meetup.com/492954/Winter_Day_Hike_Clothing_and_Gear_List.pdf Do not rely on others to have extra items to share with you at the meeting spot or on the trail. You should know how to use all of your equipment - test and adjust it prior to this trip. Weather Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this event - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants. Use this link for the current weather forecast: </a><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.97329863803797&lon=-71.44237518310547#.UwLmQHmsR_Y">http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.97329863803797&lon=-71.44237518310547#.UwLmQHmsR_Y Directions We will meet at the Sabbaday Brook Trailhead parking lot which is located on the south side of Route 112 between Lincoln and Conway. According to Google Maps this meeting spot is 150 miles from Boston and it should take about 2 hours and 32 minutes to drive there. Use this link for customizable driving directions: • https://local.google.com/maps?saddr=Boston,+MA&daddr=43.997317,-71.393287(Sabbaday+Brook+Trailhead)&hl=en&sll=43.997317,-71.393287&sspn=0.00991,0.018947&geocode=FZ9WhgIdw7bD-ykbMT0NLW... </a> While carpooling is encouraged you are responsible for coordinating your own rides. Use the comments section below to communicate with others who may also be looking to share a ride. If you do share a ride be sure to share the expenses (gas and tolls). Random Group of Hikers Disclaimer As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the <a href="http://www.hikesafe.com/">Hike Safe Responsibility Code; the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.
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