This Week's Program:
This program will involve an extensive hike experiencing two of the less-traveled but well-rewarding mountains in the Squam watershed, Cotton Mountain and Mount Livermore. The hike will ascend somewhat steeply towards Cotton Mountain, then venture along the ridge to Mount Livermore, and ease its way back down a gradual decline along Prescott Trail and Old Highway. This hike will cover a full loop, involving 4 different trails that participants will be able to mark off on their Squam Ranger’s list. Snowshoes and/or micro-spikes may be necessary. SLA can provide snow shoes for up to six participants.
All ages, experienced hikers willing and able to hike 5+ miles in winter conditions.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Connor Piechota. I grew up in Northwest 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 or 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.