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:
Join the SLA before the holidays on a sunrise hike to welcome back the longer days ahead! See Squam in a different light from our most popular vista. This roughly two-hour excursion will bring participants up the Old Bridle Path to summit on West Rattlesnake Mountain to watch the sun crest the horizon. Make sure to bring warm clothes, suitable hiking shoes for the winter, and hot coffee, tea, or other warm drinks!
What to Bring: Hikers should come prepared with weather-appropriate hiking gear (layers, rain gear, and extra socks/shirts/hats/etc.), snowshoes and/or microspikes (if necessary), comfortable shoes/boots for hiking, water, breakfast/snacks, headlamp, thermos with tea/coffee (optional), and small mat/blanket to sit on (optional but highly recommended). Masks for those who want to wear one though they are not required.
The SLA can provide snowshoes & microspikes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: This hike is for all ages, though recommended for those who are comfortable walking uphill. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hey All! I’m Kyle, a Lakes Region Conservation Corp AmeriCorps member serving at the Squam Lakes Association. I’m originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, and I studied at Plymouth State University just north of Holderness and the Squam Lakes. In my spare time, you can find me in a kayak, on the trails, or strumming away at the six string!
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.