This Week's Program:
Join on a Tuesday afternoon hike to the summits of both West and East Rattlesnake Mountains! A great way to check off several trails in the campaign to become a Squam Ranger (completed through hiking all 50+ miles of trail maintained by the Squam Lakes Association). All levels of snowshoe ability welcome, and the SLA can lend snowshoes to up to six participants without their own. Participants may also find micro-spikes sufficient for this hike. Round-trip the hike will total roughly 4 miles.
What to Bring:
Participants should bring appropriate winter clothing, water, food, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Meghan Christie. I grew up just north of San Francisco, California and graduated from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) in June of 2017. I like to study everything to do with water, but especially enjoy things associated with the polar regions. Winter is my favorite season, and I enjoy almost every single outdoor winter activity!
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 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 the program.