Open World Explorers offers guided hiking and winter snowshoeing tours. Tours are not simply about hiking or conquering summits. Tours focus on learning and understanding the natural environments and habitats through with the hike passes. Your leader, an experienced hiker and educator, will help to interpret the forest ecology, glacial landscapes, and identification of plants and animals. Overtime, hiking with OWE will improve your own naturalist instincts and abilities.
Hike Difficulties - Hikes are rated as Advanced, Intermediate, and All
Advanced - Hike distance greater than 6 miles and/or greater than 2500' elevation gain. Hikes typically include at least 4 hours of walking time. Snowshoeing distance greater than 5 miles and/or greater than 2000' elevation gain. Snowshoe tours typically include at least 4 hours of walking time.
Intermediate - Hike distance 3-6 miles and elevation gain between 1000'-2500'. Hikes typically include 2-4 hours of walking. Snowshoe tours distance 3-5 miles and elevation gain between 500'-1000'.
All - Nearly all ability levels can participate in this hike, including children. Hikes up to 3 miles and low elevation gains.
Description: Fun hikes available for most ability levels. The guided hikes primary focus is to reach a destination, whether it is a mountain summit with a view, a water fall or cascade, or some other feature. All hikes include information about the plants and animals encountered along the way, and the glacial history of the region.
Focus: Hiking destinations with natural history interpretation
Hike*: 2 to 9 miles round-trip
Time*: 2.5-7.5 hours
Size: 4-12 persons
*These trips are time-managed with the goal to reach the destination and and be completed within the posted time. Participants are encouraged to discuss with the tour leader each persons fitness and capability to complete the hike. The Private Hike option is best for single groups or individuals to determine their own pace and objectives for the tour.
Easy Price: $40 Adult / $20 Youth 10-15yo; Private Option $160 for up to 12 people
Option 1 - Pudding Pond, North Conway, NH (1.9 miles Round Trip - 2.5 hrs)
Option 2 - Red Hill Loop, Moultonborough, NH (3.7 miles Round Trip - 3.5 hrs)
Option 3 - Franconia Brook, Lincoln, NH (6.0 miles Round Trip; 4.0 hrs)
Option 4 - Custom - Let's talk and develop a Easy event that suits you.
Intermediate Price: $50 Adult / $25 Youth 10-15yo; Private Option $200 for up to 12 people
Option 1 - South Moat Mtn, North Conway, NH (5.0 miles Round Trip; 5.0 hrs)
Option 2 - Welch-Dickey Loop, Waterville Valley, NH (4.4 miles Round Trip; 5.0 hrs)
Option 3 - Lonesome Lake Loop, Franconia Parkway, NH (5.6 miles Round Trip; 4.5 hrs)
Option 4 - Custom - Let's talk and develop an Intermediate event that suits you.
Hard $60 Adult / $30 Youth 10-15yo; Private Option $240 for up to 12 people
Option 1 - Mt. Moosilauke, Warren, NH (7.4 miles Round Trip; 7 hrs)
Option 2 - Mt. Osceola, Waterville Valley, NH (6.4 miles Round Trip; 5.5 hrs)
Option 3 - Mt. Chocorua, Albany, NH (8.7 miles Round Trip; 7.5 hrs)
Option 4 - Custom - Let's talk and develop a Hard event that suits you.
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