Wilderness Heals

Thank you for visiting the Wilderness Heals blog. Wilderness Heals is an all-women, three-day annual pledge hike that benefits the Elizabeth Stone House (ESH), a Boston-based emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and therapeutic community that provides services to women and children who are escaping violence and overcoming trauma. By encouraging hikers to set challenging physical, emotional, and financial goals, Wilderness Heals mirrors the experiences of hundreds of women who have sought help from the Stone House. Committing to hike is a way to grow personally while simultaneously standing in solidarity with women of the Stone House and women everywhere who are working to overcome the effects of violence in their lives.
Wilderness Heals 2011 will take place July 15-17, 2011. Registration materials may be downloaded here.
Go here to view the 2011 routes, and visit our Who's Who page to meet this year's team leaders and Recruitment Committee members.
Want to learn more? Visit our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Still have questions? Contact Erika Whyte, Wilderness Heals event coordinator, at 781-726-0551 or ewhyte@elizabethstone.org.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mount Tecumseh Training Hike

On Saturday, June 6, nine Wilderness Heals hikers climbed the 4,003-foot Mount Tecumseh, the lowest of New Hampshire's 4,000-footers. The summit has moderate views and is mainly wooded, due to its fairly low elevation

The mountain is named after the Shawnee leader Tecumseh and is part of the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains. The east side of Tecumseh drains into the Mad River, and the west side drains into several brooks. All are tributaries of the Pemigewasset River, which drains into the Merrimack River and thence into the Gulf of Maine in Massachusetts.

There is only one major trail that accesses the summit, the aptly named Mt Tecumseh trail, which traverses the mountain from the ski area base to Tripoli Road.

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