Guided Hike

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

This Week's Program:

Join me to check out some more SLA maintained trails and experience the Squam watershed! This week, we will explore the lesser-traveled East Rattlesnake via multiple trails within the Rattlesnake network. Participants will meet at the Squam Lakes Association and drive two separate vehicles to the trail. We will drop a car off by the trailhead for Butterworth Trail, then park at the trailhead for Col Trail. We will walk along Col Trail, over the ridge and down to the junction for East Rattlesnake Trail. The hike will continue up to the peak of East Rattlesnake, and descend down Butterworth Trail to Metcalf Road. During the hike, we will discuss the importance of trail maintenance and how the trail is designed for sustainable use. We will also consider the means by which we can access the area and what the Squam experience provides for us. This hike will cover around 2.5 miles of trails over moderate hiking terrain. Hikers should come prepared with warm clothes and extra layers available, snowshoes or microspikes, and plenty of food and water to sustain themselves along the hike. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants.


All ages.


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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 particpants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Connor Piechota. I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated college from Saint John’s University in Minnesota. I was first introduced to New Hampshire the summer of 2015, and I have come to call this place home. I love spending my time outdoors, especially hiking and rock climbing. I am also interested in studying wildlife behavior and hope to pursue graduate school and gain more experience in biological field research.

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.


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