Location: Meet at the West Rattlesnake Trailhead on Route 113. Click here for a google map.
Registration: Program is full. Registration closed.
This Week's Program:
Imagine walking along a woodland path and coming over a rise in the hill you’ve been climbing to see the moon reflecting stunningly off the gentle ripples of Squam Lake. There is a gentle breeze blowing the smell of pine needles and damp soil through the crisp air. A loon cries in the distance and it seems an owl deep in the trees below responds with an eerie song.
This can come true if you sign up for this moonlit hike! Experience the beauty of night hiking, learn about nocturnal animals, and listen for the wild sounds that fill the night on fall nights in New Hampshire.
Audience: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Must be able to walk long distances and over uneven terrain at night.
Materials: Headlamp (flashlight), water & snack for a 2 hour hiking excursion, weather appropriate clothing (something warm), and comfortable shoes for hiking. Masks for those who want to wear one though they are not required.
This Week's LRCC Presenter:
My name is Evan and I am looking forward to meeting new people and sharing my love of backpacking with everyone! I am an LRCC member and started recently this past May. Although I have not been here long, I have come to develop an appreciation for the Lakes Region and all it has to offer. I look forward to teaching others how to break into the world of backpacking and how to do so responsibly and respectfully this summer. If I am not backpacking, I can be found day-hiking mountains, swimming in some body of water, or cooking new foods.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:
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 spend their year on Squam performing 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.