Monadnock Hike Information

Posted May 8, 2016

    June 11th at 8:00 am - Monadnock State Park (Marlboro Trailhead)

Hello All,

Thanks to all the YW, parents, leaders, and escorts that helped us summit Mt. Monadnock yesterday.  It was misty and foggy/cloudy, and a bit slippery, but otherwise fairly pleasant conditions.

We brushed in and left the White Dot trail trashless.  Great success!  The Park Ranger was very pleased with our work!  Excellent work on your cheerful and thorough service.

Also, parents/adult hikers--please turn in your Admission receipts (with your name and ward on the back) to one of the following individuals and we will get you reimbursed:

Susie Mackay
Heidi Kitchen
Susan Gustafson
Frank Greco
Ruth Margetts

For those of you 4th years who were not able to attend yesterday or if you would like to get in another training hike, there is one more opportunity to hike with escorts (other than your family).

On Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 a.m. we will meet at the Marlboro Trailhead to hike Mt. Monadnock.  The following individuals must hike Mt. Monadnock before joining the Mt. Washington hike.

Victoria Ortiz-Kim (Lowell)
Kimberly Lopez-Carrasco (Merrimack)

Please remember to wear NO COTTON--EVER!!  Not even your undies!

Sis. Margetts

    May 7th at 8:00 am - Monadnock State Park (visitor's center)

Posted May 5, 2016

UPDATE:  We will be meeting at the Visitor's Center at the Main Park Entrance of Monadnock State Park at 8:00 a.m.

We have the opportunity to complete a service project on the White Dot Trail so we will park at the main entrance.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you are dropping off a YW for the hike, please tell the guard at the entrance booth that you are with the Nashua Stake Youth Church group.  The fee is waived for the youth.  Adults that are planning to hike will need to pay $5 per person (please give me your receipt and the Stake will reimburse you).

Good news is--there will be bathrooms at the trailhead!  :)

Please bring some work gloves (see list below).

Please respond to this email with "Visitor's Center, got it!" so that I know you all know about the change.
May 7th Hike to Mt. Monadnock:
Meet at Visitor's Center at 8:00 a.m.
Leave Marlboro Trail head at 8:20 a.m.
Return to Trailhead appx. 1:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: What to Bring
  • Dress in layers--short sleeves, long sleeves, windbreaker/fleece--waterproof jacket (average temperature in May is mid-60's)
  • Wear comfortable athletic shoes or hiking boots (if newer, wear 2 pairs of thin socks to avoid blisters)
  • Water (at least two 16 oz bottles)
  • Snacks and a Lunch
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Work Gloves
  • Bugspray
  • Light back pack

Visitor's Center--White Dot Trail
Type in "Mount Monadnock state park headquarters" into your map app.
From the east:
NH 124
2 miles from Jaffrey
Sign for "Monadnock State Park"
Turn right onto Dublin Road that will lead you to the park.
Pass "Monadnock Bible Conference" on left.
Sign for "Monadnock State Park"
Turn left onto Poole Road to Monadnock State Park headquarters.
Arrive at Toll House and parking area.
Park and go to the visitors center
*See attached map

Again, please respond to this email with "Visitor's Center, got it!" so that I know you all know about the change. (I will pester you if you don't) :-)

Any questions, please contact 

Ruth Margetts (978) 604-6889;