Would you like to give back to the White Mountain National Forest? Would you like to do your part to help ensure good hiking trails for all to enjoy? If so, join us on June 23rd, 2018, for our first annual Volunteer Trails Day with Redline Guiding, the NH Trail Workers’ Group, and the United States Forest Service (Saco Ranger District). This is a FREE event and anyone who wants to do their part is welcome and encouraged to attend. In fact, bring a friend!
Here are the details…
- What: Learn how to do trail work using the latest and greatest best practices, and then the rest of the day put that new found knowledge to use by working on a local trail (to be determined).
- When: June 23, 2018 from 8AM to 4PM (approximately).
- Where: USFS Saco Ranger Station (33 Kancamagus Hwy, Conway, NH 03818)
- Who: Co-sponsored and taught by Redline Guiding, the NH Trailworkers Group, and the USFS.
- Why: Because you use these trails, you love these trails, and because you care.
- Bring: A pack large enough for your layers (please, not your best gear). Be prepared for whatever weather, but do wear long pants, regardless. No shorts. Also bring lunch/snacks for the day, bug spray, and a couple liters of water. Oh, and please wear real boots. (We will supply work gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, work tools, and the proper training.)
Exciting stuff, right? Want to get started doing your part right away? Please share this event with your family and friends. If you would like to RSVP, you can do so on Facebook. Otherwise, you may just show up.
Some folks have been asking if participation will count toward trail work requirements like that of the AMC’s Four Season list and the answer is:
Yes, this work day will absolutely count towards the 48 hour requirement for the 4 seasons list. If people need documentation I am happy to provide this. If you do the paperwork correctly I will have everyone’s names and the crew leader can provide hours to me. —Cristin Bailey, USFS Saco Ranger District
(We will try to get the paperwork right!)
Great news! A new contributor to this event, Ridj-It, a Ride Sharing Adventure Company, arranged for a local favorite, the Tuckerman Brewing Company, to sponsor our effort and reward our volunteers and leaders with flights of beer at their brewery located at 66 Hobbs St in Conway after the event. This is good because trail work can make a person thirsty. Must be 21. Limit one per person.
Together we use this forest, together we can treat it right.