Once Again We’re Giving Back to the Mountain Trails we Love so Much by Literally Rolling Up Our Sleeves and Working on Them! Wanna Help?
Four years of trail work are behind us — this July 16th, 2022 will make five — and it all adds up. Looking back it feels like we’re actually getting stuff done. And there’s something to this feeling. We have actually gotten some things done, quite a few things, in the past. A legacy of good work, one trail at a time. We like it a lot. So what have we done? Well, in the past years we have…
- …done general maintenance on Liberty Trail (Mt Chocorua) cleaning some 70 waterbars.
- …helped dismantle a bridge on the Nanomocomuck Ski Trail.
- …done a thorough walk-through and rehab of the Mountain Pond Loop Trail.
- …hauled and skinned hemlock logs for use as waterbars/diverters on Moat Mountain Trail.
We have no idea what this year’s work will be, but rest assured it’ll be something that is important and needed. The result of this work will benefit the Forest and its users and will thus benefit you as well. If it sounds like a lot of work, well, it is, but as a team we work together, we get it done, and it goes by fast and is actually some fun — as this video from last year’s event shows. And at the end of the day, well, thirsty work is well rewarded. What follows are the details you’ll want and need.
Here are the details about our “Fifth Annual Trails Day”
- What: Perform trail work using the latest and greatest best practices on a local trail (to be determined).
- When: Saturday, July 16th, 2022 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.
- Afterward: We go to Tuckerman Brewing a couple miles from the Ranger Station and enjoy a free beverage (up to 20 pints, soft drinks also available), on them. Thank you!
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 »
- Cardigan Highlanders »