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Hike - Laurel Falls - Fri., May 9, 2014

FRIDAY,  MAY 9, 2014
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center
LAUREL FALLS – Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness
Distance:  5 miles
Rating:   Moderate with rocky footing
Driving Time:   1.5 hours
Elevation Gain:  1000 feet (most of the gain is in the last l/2 mile)
Leader:  Don DiTullio   603-569-0906   
This is a pretty hike starting along a favorite Dayton area swimming creek with large boulders.  We will pass an old mine and cross a 50 foot hiking bridge above Laurel Creek.  At about 2 miles into the hike, we will go through and under boulders at a spot nicknamed, “fat man’s squeeze”.  There is a 1000 foot elevation change, most of which occurs in the last ½ mile before the 80 foot Laurel Falls.

Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended. Driving directions will be provided the morning of the hike.
Bring water and a trail lunch. Carpooling is recommended, passengers are asked to contribute $6 to the driver to help cover gas, etc.,