Time & Location
About the Event
This program is now full. Please register and you will be added to the waitlist. Lucy will contact you on Friday (or earlier) to let you know if there is space.
Join Women of the Woods for a ~3 mile hike at the Mt Pisgah and Mica Ledges Preserves in Durham. We will hike the new section of the Mattabessett trail (NET) from the end of Dead Hill to the top of Mt Pisgah and enjoy the beautiful view. There are some steady and sustained up hill sections and a couple fairly steep downs. If you like hiking poles, I suggest you bring them. If we have time, we will explore more of the Mica Ledges preserve including possibly visiting the beautiful Whitney pond. We will meet at the Mica Ledges parking lot at the south end of Cream Pot Rd (directions below). We will carpool from this parking area to the one at the end of Dead Hill Rd where we will start our hike (we will finish at the Cream Pot parking area). For a map of Mica Ledges, click here. For more information about Mica Ledges Preserve and other Middlesex Land Trust properties, visit middlesexlandtrust.org.
We will meet ~9:15, so we can start our hike at 9:30 AM. Please wear hiking boots with tread. Please bring a pack with water, a jacket and a snack.Please wear hiking/walking shoes. Hiking poles are reccomended if you like them for rocky trails or steep sections. We will be done between 12:30 & 1 PM depending on the group & the weather.
Women of the Woods is a program of Everyone Outside. In addition to walking, we will take the time to admire the beauty around us, learn a bit about the flora or fauna, do some exercises to connect with the natural world (mostly sitting quietly) and enjoy each other's company.
If you have been on a hike or two, please consider making a donation to Everyone Outside. Suggested donation $5 to $15 per hike. We depend on donations from people like you to make our programs possible. Click here for more information on ways you can donate to Everyone Outside. Your donations keep our programs affordable and provide funding for scholarships for our other nature connection programs. Your donation is greatly appreciated! Women of the Woods is supported, in part, by a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County's Sari Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls
Registration required. Directions will be sent to those that register and registrants will be notified via email if the hike is postponed or cancelled due to weather.
As always in the winter, I suggest you dress in non-cotton layers so you can remove layers if you get hot and put them back on when we stop or slow down. Cotton is cold when it is wet, so it I recommend wool or synthetic clothing in winter to avoid getting chilled.