View Full Version : Columbus Day Weekend Free Camping! Oct 6-9 in Twin Mtn, NH

09-29-2006, 05:49 AM
Friday, October 6-9, 2006: Columbus Day Weekend Free Camping! Twin Mountain, NH. There is no start time. Arrive anytime! A weekend of free car camping. Just park and set-up! Choose between 1, 2, or 3 nights. Old Cherry Mtn Road WMNF Free Camping Area, Site #4.
Directions from the South: I-93 to exit 35 on to Rte 3. Take a right on Rte 302, at 3.5 miles, left on Old Cherry Mtn Road (1.3 miles past Zealand Road and Campground). Cross the RR tracks, continue on straight for 1 mile until you arrive at numbered site 4.

Learn wilderness overnight backpacking.
Learn to build an emergency fire in all conditions.
Learn backcountry map and compass skills.
Learn the finer techniques to hike better.
Go on hikes each day to waterfalls, scenic places, & mountains tall or small.
Make new friends, and meet old ones!

We'll have a nice cozy campfire each evening to warm your soul. This is a huge, level, grassy site that is an ideal location for a large group of campers. Of course you may bring the entire family!

If each participant would bring just one bundle of firewood for each night of stay, we can have a very cozy campfire. A WMNF Parking Pass is required and costs a mere $5 for a week or $20 for an entire year. This is primitive camping, water and showers are nearby, as well as motels and many restaurants.

There will also be a 'bow and drill fire' workshop on Saturday night courtesy of Nikwanderer. This is the technique used by native Americans for lighting a fire before steel was introduced. A method which is used in survival situations today. Do not expect instant results; this technique takes practice. Using a bow and drill will not always result in a fire, but it will create a deep affection for matches and lighters!

First come, first served. RSVP soon to avoid disappointment. You must register with me in advance to attend this event. There are just 4 openings left as of this post!

10-06-2006, 10:42 AM
Hi Mtn Magic.
I would like to register for your camp for 2 nights.
I have some experience camping in the Whites. I feel too lazy to do a hard
hike this weekend,but I do want to get out. I have the gear and can bring some wood. Hope it's not too late!

10-09-2006, 05:56 PM
I had left the house by 9:30 am Friday to set up the event. Just returned. Wished you had joined us we had giant campfires each night. We'll do it again. Had about 30 for Sat night!

10-09-2006, 06:04 PM
That sounds like you had fun. Thanks for helping to organize this.

10-09-2006, 06:55 PM
Sorry I missed the camp out . I had Sunday obligations that nixed the normal
3 day stay. I had planned the Northern presis'. At least I got the southern
peaks a couple of weeks ago. Thank you for the invite all the same.