Hiking Chocurua and Skiing for Thanksgiving - Nov. 27 - 30, 2008

Hiking Glen Boulder Trail
Join us once again for another Thanksgiving at the Conway Hostel. Hike Mt. Chocorua or other nearby mountains. Possibly ski, depending on conditions. Come for Thanksgiving dinner and bring a passing dish or show up after your obligations. 3 nights, 2 dinners and 3 breakfasts.

This trip has been annually for almost 10 years. The Thanksgiving dinner that we have is better than any restaurant can serve or even better than a family can have for Thanksgiving. There are always over 20 people on this trip, so that means, we have 20 different hors d'oeuvres, side dishes, breads, vegetables, deserts and deserts. Of course, we have a fabulous turkey with dressing and gravy. That is if I can find someone to help make the gravy. Although, mine is getting much better with the years of practice.

This trip takes place at the Conway Youth Hostel, which is a great location for a group event like this. We can take up the entire hostel and have room to socialize during meal time.

Half way up Mount Chororua
I would love it to snow over Thanksgiving so we can visit Bretton Woods, but chances are slim we get snow. So, we usually end up hiking trails on Mount Chocorua or Mount Kearsarge. Remember, there are two Mount Kearsarge's in New Hampshire. This is the one in the town of Kearsarge New Hampshire.

Summitting Mount Chocorua
For Mount Chocorua, we start on a day hike at the Piper Trail and go up as far as we can. Sometimes, the weather is too bad that we can't summit, but we still give it a try. The trail is a moderate level of difficulty, but bad weather makes it more of a challenge. Make sure you bring your hiking boots, fleece and a trail map! Crampons and hiking poles for the possible ice.

There is an EMS there, if you forget any outdoor equipment.

The trailhead for Mount Kearsarge begins at a small parking area located 1.5 miles east of NH Route 16/302 on the north side of Hurricane Mountain Road in Kearsarge. The trail is considered moderate and you definitely can do it in under four hours.

Books about the area you may be interested in

Mount Chocorua

Planned Vacations, What a Concept !

Sure, there are maps and tour guides and the Chamber of Commerce, but wouldn't it be nice if we had trips already planned and we knew what we wanted to do at those locations by others recommendations. I have been leading vacation trips with OutsideNE and the Appalachian Mountain Club for over ten years.
Hiking the E4 Trail in Crete

Rockland Maine

Hope you are able to go on one of these trips and add some information! Happy Vacations and Weekends!

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