We’re Doing It Yet Again: We’re Giving Back to the White Mountain National Forest Trails by Literally Rolling Up Our Sleeves and Working on Them — and We Want You to Help Us Get the Job Done! Here’s How:
Last year’s Trails Day was a huge success as a large crowd gave Mountain Pond Loop Trail in Chatham, NH, a serious makeover. The work was fun, varied, and interesting. During another year we removed a bridge. Next up, hopefully — fingers crossed — we will take the easy way up to the alpine zone and do some cool work up there in wonderland. Usually we run these events in June, though last year the day was pushed all the way into July because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, thanks to the speed of our national vaccination program, and if all goes according to plan, we’re going back to doing this in June. We anticipate most restrictions will be lifted. Thus, this year we have decided on June 5th, 2021 and we hope you’ll join us. Post activity refreshments will be served by the Tuckerman Brewing Company. They will include one free beer or other available beverage.
Here are the details about our “Fourth Annual Trails Day”
- What: Perform trail work using the latest and greatest best practices on a local trail (to be determined).
- When: Saturday, June 5th, 2021 from 8AM to 4PM (approximately).
- Where: Meeting at the USFS Saco Ranger Station (33 Kancamagus Hwy, Conway, NH 03818)
- Who: This event is the collaborative works of these co-sponsors:
- Why: Because you use these trails, you love these trails, and because you care.
- Bring: Please show up prepared and with the following…
- 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 basic instruction as needed.
- Note: Please note that this is strictly a work day, there will be no special training element. Participation will, however, count toward trail work requirements like that of the AMC’s Four Season list and such. Participation will of course also benefit the Forest and those who use it.
Exciting stuff, right? Want to get started doing your part right away? Please share this event with your family and friends. Oh, and sign up (below) then show up! We use these trails, gain their benefits, now let’s return the favor.
Who Else Needs Your Help? Check Out These Trail Maintenance Organizations:
- Chatham Trails Club (CTC) »
- Randolph Mountain Club (RMC) »
- Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association (WVAIA) »
- The Cohos Trail Association (CTA) »
- The Friends of the Wapack »
- AMC – New Hampshire Chapter »
- Wonalancet Outdoor Club (WODC) »
- Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTS) »
- Lakes Region Conservation Trust »
- Chocorua Lake Conservancy »
- Squam Lakes Association »
- Sub Sig Outing Club »
- Trailwrights »