Location: Meet at the Mead Base parking lot at the end of Diamond Ledge Rd, Sandwich, NH
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Leaf peeper season is here! Explore the Squam region in its beautiful fall foliage by joining the SLA on a guided hike to Mt. Israel on Saturday, October 12th. For this 4.2 mile round-trip hike, we’ll ascend the Wentworth Trail up to the summit of Mt. Israel (2620‘) where we’ll eat lunch while enjoying the views of the surrounding ranges in their vibrant fall colors before retracing our steps back to the trailhead at Mead Base.
This hike is led by a member of the SLA’s LRCC, so participants can hear about upcoming events and programs. Participants will also get to hear about the conservation work being done around Squam Lake, and ways that they can get involved in the coming months as they hike up to the summit.
What to Bring: Hikers should come prepared with weather-appropriate hiking gear (layers, rain gear, and extra socks/shirts/hats/etc.), a packed lunch, and water,
Audience: This hike can be strenuous—parts of the trail are relatively steep—but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi! My name is Adel Barnes and I’m originally from Seattle, Washington. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon, not Maine—but I’m excited to visit this other Portland I keep hearing about) where I received a B.S. in biology with a focus on microbiology, as well as minors in English and philosophy. In my free time, you’ll probably catch me reading science fiction, heading to the coast for some tide pooling, trying to find someone to play volleyball with, and/or listening to Queen.
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 the program.