Jennifer Desrosiers, founder of Wild Adventurous Life and Katie Johnson, founder of Koan Wellness, are teaming up again for another HIKE + SUP adventure! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP!
Together we will hike to the summit of Mt. Major, an iconic New Hampshire mountain in the Belknap Range. Located in Alton, Mt. Major is a relatively short 3-mile hike of moderate difficulty that offers some of the most unbelievable views of Lake Winnipesaukee! Fueled by Laney & Lu, we will enjoy plant-based energy bars along the way and a delicious bagged lunch at the summit!
Following the hike, we're heading minutes away to Lake Winnipesaukee for stand up paddleboarding with KOAN Wellness. Paddleboard, paddle, and life jacket will be provided.
We'll finish up with some post-adventure celebratory beers, plenty of group photos, and a lot of high fives!
Directions to the Trailhead
We will meet at the Mt. Major Parking Area. The lot is on NH11, 4.2 miles north of Alton Bay and 2.4 miles south of the junction of NH11 with NH11A.
Trail distances & estimated hiking times from the parking area off NH11 (650′)
to summit via Mount Major Trail and Brook Trail (1786′): 2.4 mi., 1150 ft, 1 hr 45 min.
return to parking area via Mount Major Trail: 1.5 mi., 1 hr. 15 min.
Stand up paddleboard details
We will supply your stand up paddleboard, paddle, and personal floatation device (PFD). No experience necessary. This paddle will be relaxed and we will show you the ins and outs on the board. If you're feeling up to it, this will be a great time to do a little post-hike stretch!
Please arrive ON TIME at the Mount Major Parking Area no later than 9:30am. Arrive ready to rock! We would like to be on trail by 10:00am. There will be opportunities to carpool from the NH Seacoast for those interested. Expect the hike to be about 3-4 hours. We will motivate over to the Lake right after where we can relax, chat, and play the day away.
This hike is of moderate difficulty with exposed rock and some steep scrambles. Comfort with heights is helpful for you to enjoy the day. Our pace will be moderate and we will not leave anyone behind. There will be plenty of water breaks and photo opps along the way. The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. Pack responsibly including plenty of layers and water, bug spray, and sunscreen in a comfortable daypack. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy trailrunners or hiking boots.
Guided hike to the summit of Mt. Major, bagged lunch from Laney & Lu including protein energy bar, stand up paddleboard + paddle + PFD from KOAN Wellness, post adventure celebratory beers, and a sweet grab bag of goodies from our sponsors!
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MEET YOUR GUIDES
A northern VT native, Jen Desrosiers is a devoted wife and puppy mama living in Newmarket, NH. Over the last 5 years, she has been devoted to discovering her true self, unlocking her superpowers, and moving towards being "all in" to living in alignment with her personal passion and purpose. This journey has led her taking control of her own wellness, becoming a better friend and partner, and to the creation of her companies, Wild Adventurous Life, Laney & Lu Cafe, and a non-profit speaker series called IMPACT. She is a creative entrepreneur with an adventurous spirit, and happiest when in service to others. Jen thinks big, rolls with the punches, and believes she has something important to contribute. Her vision is to inspire personal transformation in others like she's experienced through adventure and holistic wellness.
Katie Johnson, owner and instructor of Southern Maine based SUP Yoga business, Koan Wellness, began teaching yoga on the Seacoast in 2015. Growing up, the rocky shores of Maine set a vibration in Katie that pulled her to share her love, respect and gratitude for the sea. Much like this connection to nature, yoga became a way of life for her, beginning in 2009. She has since been certified as a Yoga Alliance 200 hour registered teacher and World Paddle Association certified PaddleYoga instructor. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in holistic nutrition from the American College of Healthcare Sciences and works as an assistant to the board of directors at SATYA, a Seacoast yoga outreach non-profit organization. Katie's curiosity for life and human condition shape her teaching, as yoga, nutrition and nature continue to feed her soul. Katie's classes by land or sea will leave you feeling soothed and invigorated as you flow through postures, breath with awareness and connect to a greater goodness to take out into the world.