Climb Cotton Mountain!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association and carpool to Cotton Mountain trailhead together. SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.


Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join us at the SLA to climb Cotton Mountain and take in the Squam snowscape from the top! This moderately difficult loop will be 3.2 miles round-trip, with some especially steep portions to the Cotton Mountain summit. Once at the top, we’ll loop back around via the ridge trail. Program end time is flexible, as it is dependent on weather conditions and the group’s hiking speed.
 

What to Bring:  Bring hiking gear appropriate for winter conditions: lots of warm, dry layers, something warm to drink, trail snacks, and bring snowshoes or micro-spikes as needed. The SLA is able to provide snowshoes for up to six participants.  Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.

Audience: Ages 12 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

Hi, I’m Micaela Wells! I earned my B.S. in Biology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and then left my childhood woodlands behind to pursue fame and fortune with AmeriCorps here on the East Coast. You can generally identify me in the wild by my bared feet and twig-strewn hair (often even in the winter), despite my mother's best attempts to make a lady out of me. I enjoy any form of outdoor adventure, and never grow tired of learning about the natural world.

I’m Elijah, a native of the Green Mountain State next door, where I spent my childhood jumping off of rocks and climbing the tallest trees I could find. After wanderings in Iowa, Hawai’i and Oregon, I’m excited to again be surrounded by snow and granite and to have the privilege of sharing the mystery and wonder of the outdoors with folks here in New Hampshire. I’m a fan of snowboarding, kayaking, interpreting the stories of nature, and finding the artistic side of everyday life.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who perform important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.

 

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