The Randolph Mountain Club maintains a network of nearly 102 miles of hiking trails, principally on the northern slopes of Mount Madison, Mount Adams, and Mount Jefferson in the Presidential range of the White Mountain National Forest, and on the Crescent Range in the town of Randolph, NH.
RMC's trails are maintained through the joint efforts of volunteers and a seasonal, paid professional trail crew as well as a part time fall trail crew.
The RMC also maintains two cabins, Crag Camp (capacity 20) and Gray Knob (capacity 15); one lean-to, The Perch (capacity 8); and one Adirondack-style shelter, the Log Cabin (capacity 10). There are also four tent platforms at The Perch. All camps are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. A caretaker is in residence at Gray Knob throughout the year and during the summer months there is a second caretaker at Crag Camp. RMC's facilities are located on the White Mountain National Forest, and operate under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service.
The Randolph Mountain Club is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, who also perform many of the day to day tasks of the club. The Board meets every other month, throughout the year.
The summer season is kicked off by the annual Fourth of July Tea, on Randolph Hill. The annual Tea is a nice opportunity to meet RMC members, and to hear what the club has planned for the upcoming summer months.
The RMC Annual Meeting is held on the second Saturday of August, at the Randolph Town Hall, on Durand Road, in Randolph. As with all RMC events, the annual meeting is open to all members of the public. Chairmen of RMC's departments give their annual reports, and a talk or slide show with a speaker of interest concludes the evening.
On the third Saturday in August there is the annual RMC Picnic, which is the largest of major RMC social events. Held in the Mossy Glen area of the Randolph trail network, much of the town of Randolph and several hundred RMC members attend. After the picnic, the club continues an old Randolph tradition, as charades are presented by three different sections of the community.
Each summer, RMC also organizes twice weekly hikes, from the beginning of June, through August. Short walks, for younger and older RMC members, are also held on a weekly basis during the summer.
Notices of trips and other RMC activities are published on the RMC's web site, in RMC membership mailings and in the Randolph Weekly which is distributed each week in July and August in boxes near Lowe's Store, at the Town Hall and several other locations in Randolph.
Where is the RMC?
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to replace the use of local trail maps. Please plan your trips carefully.
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