HEROES Hike to NH: Holistic Fitness for Young Adults
LET'S TAKE A HIKE!
I am overflowing with gratitude and excitement as I plan to take this bright bunch up to the Whites. Getting outdoors and connecting to the world around us is essential to creating a healthy, happy and spiritually wealthy life. The White Mountains have held a very special place in my heart since I first stepped foot on their earth. With each visit they continue to inspire me, to humble me, and to draw out my awe for this life. "To recover the purest Zero mind, and cosmic consciousness, we first have to attain an earth consciousness." - Ilchi Lee
On October 18th, we will be hiking the gorgeous Mount Osceola. As one of the famous 4-thousand footers, he will still give us a run for our money. The strength of our body, mind, and spirit will be challenged and there will be multiple instances where we will be confronted with the question "can I do this?"
Of course I am not sharing this to be scary, I want to bring as many of you happy humans along as I can. But it is very important to be realistic about your WILLINGNESS and ability to hike between 3-4 hours up and 2-3 hours down.
I would encourage even those new to hiking to feel confident joining IF you can honestly answer that you are willing to challenge yourself AND you feel like your baseline condition is up for it. **if you are not sure please ask me directly. Also, we can meet as prep**
Time of event does not include the 2 hour drive up and back. We will meet at 5:30am in Arlington and plan to arrive back in Boston around 6pm.
COVID guidelines will be followed. Contactless temperatures will be taken before carpooling. 2-3 people per car. Trust your senses- if you feel ill stay home. Thank you.
YOU MUST HAVE
WATER: at least 1.5 liter, I'd prefer if you had 2-2.5
FOOD: Think smallest, most calorie rich snacks (PBJ!) (clif bars)
LAYERS: Think extra socks and undies (seriously, but most importantly socks) At least one long sleeve base layer and one long sleeve jacket (something like a rain pullover, windbreaker, or "fall" coat should be just fine.) Most likely you'll want to be hiking in short sleeves and shorts/capris, but the summit will most likely be pretty chilly and being over-prepared in terms of clothing is better than under-prepared.
GOOD SHOES: Boots are not mandatory but highly recommended. If they are not broken in though, almost better to wear shoes already fitted to your feet. Sneakers that give you good support are just fine. I actually hike in my five-fingers or Altras for shorter hikes like this and definitely subscribe to the thought people usually over-stress about "perfect" footwear. That being said, blisters and twisted ankles suck, fowl language intended. Please ask if you have a question about your footwear.
Quality bandaids are included in the footwear category. (I have plenty of these)
Ziplock baggie: or something to pack all trash and TP (yes, I mean toilet paper) off of the trail. Pack it in, pack it out. (I will be more than happy to share everything I know both about Leave No Trace and how to take successful bathroom breaks in nature :)
Call or text Meghan at (617)213-0136