Margaret's Way


Day Hike - Margaret's Way

Winter conditioning hike on Squak Mountain.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

8 am at trailhead parking lot

We will start the hike on Margaret's Way and go to  Central Peal and then return.

This is a conditioning hike so participants should be in good condition, as we will hike on a steep grade at a conditioning pace (2 mph) with few rest stops.  Please do not sign up for this hike if you haven't hiked at this pace  comfortably in the recent past.

We will hike rain or shine, so good raingear, non-cotton layers, warm hat and gloves, and sturdy waterproof footwear with grippy soles are required.  


Margaret's Way

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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