Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association and carpool to Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest 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:
Where is true north? Do I always need a compass? How do you read a map? All these questions and more will be answered in our workshop where we get lost in the world of orienteering. LRCC guides Nick and Moses will instruct participants on map reading, compass use, and some other fun ways that show how to find your way around, no matter the conditions.
Later on in the program, we will venture out to the Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest for a fun treasure hunt through the woods. The directions we provide will lead hikers to their destination, but only for those skilled enough to read them. Put your new skills in navigation to the test and find the prizes we’ve hidden away!
What to Bring: Compass if you have one (if not you can borrow ours). Dress in gear appropriate for the conditions: lots of warm, dry layers, and bring water, snacks, and snowshoes, micro-spikes, or rubber boots as needed. 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: All ages, people who want to learn map reading & orienteering skills.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi my name is Nick Langlois, and I’m from Marysville Ohio. Last spring I graduated from Otterbein University, and shortly thereafter joined the Lakes Region Conservation Corps to get my boots muddy in New Hampshire forests. This past summer I served with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, exposing me to the intricacies of trail maintenance and the best parts of land management. My time in school and the outdoors has fueled my passion for conservation and cool insects; I am super excited to join SLA for the season. Cooking, reading, climbing and hiking are my favorite hobbies!
My name is Moses Shafer. I am from Parkersburg, West Virginia where I spent my days hiking rugged mountains and jumping into cool mountain pools. I am green to New Hampshire, but I am excited to do some great winter hiking and skiing while I’m here. I enjoy plants, mushrooms, bugs, and salamanders, but I am always interested in learning more. I aspire to one day be an ecologist for a National Forest.
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.