Calendar of Events and Activities - 2017

For more information, please contact the RMC Social Events Co-Chairs, Jennifer Scarinza or Franklin Stone Wenk.
Last updated: August 15, 2017

RMC Events RMC Volunteer Work Trips RMC Weekly Hikes

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Event: Cabin Fever Reliever and Contra Dance
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Randolph Town Hall (Randolph, NH)
Music by Paul Cormier and Points North, calling by Eric Rolnick.  $8 admission charged.  For more information, call Jenn Scarinza at 603-631-0870. 


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Event: Spring Dinner at Libby's Bistro
Time: 6:00pm cocktails (cash bar), 7:00pm gourmet dinner
Location: Libby's Bistro (111 Main Street, Gorham, NH)

Join us as we cheer on the arrival of spring and support the Randolph Mountain Club!

RMC President Jamie Maddock will provide a preview of the summer season. $35 per person to be paid at the door. There is a limit of 50 people and reservations are required.

Raffle tickets for our special auction items will be for sale! New "teacup" style auction this year.

If you would like to attend (and we hope you will!!) RSVP by April 16th to
RMC Social Events Co-Chair: Jenn Scarinza at jbarton at ttlc.net.

Special thanks to Liz Jackson, longtime RMC supporter and owner/chef of Libby's.  SEE YOU THERE!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Event: Fourth of July Tea
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Mark and Katie Kelley's Barn (98 Randolph Hill Road, Randolph, NH)
Join us for punch, iced tea and delicious baked goods. Catch up on the latest RMC news, meet this year's trail crew and caretakers, check out our merchandise, sign up to lead a hike and connect with friends, old and new. If you or a friend or family member would like assistance with stairs, a ride up to the barn, or a nearby accessible parking space, please contact Barb or Jenn (see top of page) in advance, and help us bring all the RMC's generations together at this event.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Event: Gourmet Hike
Time: 10:00am
Location: Randolph East Trailhead
The RMC Gourmet Hike returns to the Pine Mountain ledges. Meet at Randolph East at 10:00am; we will carpool to the trailhead and ascend via the Ledge Trail. Thanks to the Horton Center, a shorter ascent will be
available for those who wish to take it.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Event: Summer Dinner at Libby's Bistro
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Libby's Bistro (Gorham, NH)


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Event: Annual Meeting
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Randolph Town Hall
Following a business meeting for officer and committee reports, and for election of new directors and a president, there will be a presentation by a guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Event: Annual Charades
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Mossy Glen (Randolph, NH)

Event: Square Dance to Benefit the RMC
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Beringers' Barn (Sugar Plum Farm, 232 Randolph Hill Road, Randolph, NH)
Music and calling provided by "Two Fiddles" Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman. All dances taught, beginners encouraged! Many thanks to Marie Beringer for her ongoing sponsorship of this event; additional donations are welcome.

Chris Campbell and Bob Drescher encourage others to join us for light work on RMC Trails, which includes brushing out vegetation impinging on the trail and blazing. The regular RMC trail crew does the heavy work. If you attend one of the sessions below, wear appropriate footwear and some kind for eye protection. Bring work gloves and hand clippers, loppers, and/or a small saw. We start at 9:00am and we usually work just during the morning. Contact Chris Campbell (207-356-1123) if you have questions.

Saturday July 8, 2017 - Israel Ridge Path
     Meet at Bowman Trailhead (brush and blaze).

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Monaway/Ladderback
     Meet at Appalachia Trailhead (brush and blaze).

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Israel Ridge Path
     Meet at Bowman Trailhead (brush and blaze).

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Trails near the Randolph Community Forest Trailhead (brush and blaze)

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Israel Ridge Path
     Meet at Bowman Trailhead (brush and blaze).

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Edmands Col Cutoff
Meet at trailhead on Jefferson Notch Road (brushing).

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
- Israel Ridge Path
Meet at Bowman Trailhead (brush and blaze).

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Starr King
Meet at the Starr King Trailhead in Jefferson (trail assessment).

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Pebomauk Loop (mostly) and Ice Gulch Path "out direct."  Meet at trailhead by Kenyon's barn, Randolph Hill Rd. (brush).

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Beechwood Way
Meet at Bradley's (Coldbrook Lodge, 11 Cold Brook Road) in Randolph (brush and blaze).

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Scar Trail and Scar Loop
Meet at Appalachia trailhead (brush and blaze).
Again in 2017, the call goes out for leaders of the RMC Tuesday and Thursday trips, between July 4th and the end of August. If you can hike, you can lead a hike! Tuesday trips are traditionally less strenuous; the Thursday ones more so.

If you would like to volunteer to lead a weekly hike, please e-mail Barbara Cutter.

Thursday July 13, 2017 - Middle and North Sugarloaf Hike.  Trailhead off Zealand Road.  Great views from open ledges, Moderate hike of 3.4 miles with 1100 foot elevation gain.  Meet at Bowman at 9:00 AM.  Children and dogs must be accompanied by adults responsible for them.  Leaders:  Barbara Cutter and Brian Roberts: 319-290-4404 or cutter.barbara at gmail.com.

Tuesday July 18, 2017 - Dome Rock Loop via Sylvan, Howker Ridge, Kelton and Inlook Trails. FMI contact leader Curtis Moore at curtis1058 at hotmail.com.

Thursday July 20, 2017 - TBD.

Tuesday July 25, 2017 - A-Mazeing Hike: Hike a Maze of Townside Trails.  Meet at Ravine house site, Durand Rd at 9 AM.  Bee line to Pasture path to wood path to diagonal to bumbrae path to Grove way to Bluff way back to Bee line and out. About 3.3 mile total.  Leader: Steve Weber: steve.kd1jv at gmail.com.

Thursday July 27, 2017 - Carter Dome - Mount Hight Loop via Nineteen Mile Brook trail, Carter-Moriah Trial, Zeta Pass, descend via Carter Dome trail to Nineteen Mile Brook trail. Strenuous 10.2 mile hike with 3600 feet elevation gain. Meet at Randolph East at 8:00 to carpool to trailhead. Children and dogs must be accompanied by adults responsible for them. Leaders: Wendy Walsh (603-466-2244 or Wendy.walsh at unh.edu) and Mary Minifie (978-501-0951).

Tuesday August 1, 2017 - Imp Trail.  The Imp Trail is considered a moderately difficult hike.  It is 4.4 miles and has a guidebook time of 4 hours and 10 minutes.  It starts 5.4 miles south of  Gorham on Rt. 16 and ends on Rt. 16 - .3 miles further south.  This hike will meet at Randolph East at 9 a.m. and head for Rt. 16 via Dolly Copp.  We will lunch at 2.2 miles, on the Imp Profile located on a west spur of North Carter Mountain with excellent views of the Presidentials.  We will continue around the Imp Brook ravine and descend to the southern trailhead. This is a dog friendly trail and a good hike for school aged children.  Please contact Laurie Archambault at laura.archambault1 at gmail.com or Wendy Walsh at wendy.walsh at unh.edu for more information.

Tuesday August 8, 2017 - The Great Gully in King Ravine.    Leader:  Randy Meiklejohn, (617) 543-9515 or rmeiklejohn at verizon.net.  Ascent via the Link, Amphibrach and King Ravine Trail, then up the Great Gully Trail in the southwest corner of the ravine, a very steep climb with brook crossings, a few scrambles, and spectacular views.  This trip not recommended for dogs.  Total ascent to Thunderstorm Junction 5.6 miles, about 4200' vertical gain.  Descent route TBD but not via the ravine.  Meet at Appalachia at 9:00 AM.  Children must be accompanied by adults who are responsible for them.  

Thursday August 10, 2017 - Mount Success and plane crash site.  Approximately 7 mile hike to Mount Success in Shelburne and very short bushwhack (about 5 minutes) to site of a 1954 plane crash near summit.  Meet at Randolph East at 8 am.  Leader Jeff Wilson: 207-697-3532.

Tuesday August 15, 2017 - Salroc Fall.  FMI contact leader Edith Tucker at edithtucker at ne.rr.com.

Thursday August 17, 2017 - Evans Notch area. (specific location TBD).  FMI contact leaders Yvonne and Larry Jenkins at 603-819-8687.

Tuesday August 22, 2017 - Short walk on Howker Ridge Trail along Bumpus Brook.   FMI contact leader Edith Tucker at edithtucker at ne.rr.com.

Thursday August 24, 2017 - Mt Potash. A short, ledgy hike with great views. Leader: Judy Hudson 466-5509 or abhudson at anthro.umass.edu. 4.4 mi round trip, 14,000 ft ascent. Meet at Bowman, 9 am, for carpool to Kancamagus via Crawford Notch and Bear Mt Rd. Easy footing, although crossing of Downes Brook may involve wading if water is high.

Tuesday August 29, 2017 - RMC hike to Arethusa Falls in Crawford Notch State Park.  We will hike to the  highest waterfall in New Hampshire (200 ft.) and return by way of more pools and falls, lunching at Bemis Brook Falls. Moderate difficulty, RT 3 miles, elevation gain 750 feet.  Climbing around Arethusa Falls is hazardous. Children and dogs should be accompanied by responsible adults.  Meet at Bowman at 9:30AM.  Co-leaders Sonja Greenlee, sonja205 at aol.com, (603) 586-7854 and Renee Dunham, rgdunham at icloud.com, (202) 903-1593.

Thursday August 31, 2017 - The Link, from Appalachia to Caps Ridge Trail. Leader: Jamie Maddock   603-312-8213 or smaddock at xcplanet.com8.7 mi 3,000 ft ascent. Meet at Appalachia, 8:30 am. A strenuous exploration of the RMC's longest trail, including rugged ascent to First Castle. Down Caps Ridge Trail to Jefferson Notch, return by previously spotted car.

The RMC hosts a couple of public square dances every year.