Double Chocolatey Cannon!

Leaders
Micaela Wiseman (A coB), Suzy McKinney (coC), Taryn Johnson (B)
Program
Winter School
Type
Hiking
Trip level
B
Trip date
Sunday, January 30th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Moderate/Difficult
Prerequisites
Prior winter hiking experience or experience on similarly difficult 3-season hikes

Excited to get outside in winter? Excited about chocolate? So are we!

Join us for a day up Cannon and tick off one of your 4k footers while enjoying a tasty winter beverage! Cannon is a classic and popular 4k footer with beautiful views.

We'll aim to summit Cannon via Lonesome Lake Trail. This hike is ~6.2 miles long (round trip) with 2500 feet of elevation gain. At the top, we'll swing by the ski resort for our first round hot chocolate as a reward for the climb. On our way back, we’ll stop around Lonesome Lake and practice using stoves to whip up hot chocolate round 2! Comparison of tasting notes is encouraged.

Microspikes and winter boots are required (both can be rented from MITOC at low cost). We may also require snowshoes due to forecasted snow on Saturday; this will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting on Thursday evening.

This hike is moderately difficult. You should have a few moderately long three season hikes under your belt.

The forecast on Sunday is very cold so proper layering and hydration will be important!

map with route marked: https://caltopo.com/m/7N46

weather: https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Cannon-Mountain-New-Hampshire/forecasts/1250

Plan to leave Cambridge early on Sunday.


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
8
Signups opened at
Jan. 26, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 27, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. What is your favorite type of chocolate?
  2. What is your previous winter hiking experience?
  3. Dietary restrictions?
Signups for this trip are closed.