Join Home Base and Open Doors Outdoors for the fifth and final hike of our summer season! Mount Washington is a bucket list item and one of the most popular mountains to hike along the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. It rises 6,288 feet and is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States. Mount Washington is known for its alpine climate and dramatic weather. The summit is home to the Mount Washington Observatory, providing weather forecasting and essential climate data. This is the most challenging hike of the series and meant for the experienced hiker.
Open Doors Outdoors serves Veterans, their families and young people by taking them into the outdoors for reconnection, healthy activity and healing. Through organized activities, participants gain physiological and psychological benefits. Research shows that time spent outdoors can improve mental health such as: stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. ODO strives to provide all individuals access to the outdoors, providing an equitable healing experience. One adventure at a time, ODO’s holistic approach heals and restores lives on many levels.
The hike will be on Saturday, August 12th starting at 8 am. The mountain is between North Conway and Berlin, NH. This hike is not for children; experienced adult hikers are welcome. Tickets are limited for this event and Home Base will likely run a lottery. Register by Friday, July 28th, at 5 pm for a chance to attend!