Location: Meet at the Cotton Mountain Trailhead off of Route 113, Holderness, NH
***Location is subject to change based on trail conditions. We will notify anyone who has registered if there are any changes.***
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA for a guided hike to Cotton Mountain and Mt. Livermore! Participants will meet at the Cotton Mountain trailhead off Route 113 in Holderness at 9:00 AM. From there we will hike the Cotton Mountain Trail up to the summit, stopping to enjoy the view. We will then hike along the Crawford-Ridgepole Trail over to Mt. Livermore and after summiting Mt. Livermore, we will return to the trailhead following the same route. The total distance hiked will be roughly 3.8 miles with some sections being moderately steep. This is a perfect opportunity for those working towards becoming a Squam Ranger or who would simply like to get out an enjoy the trails!
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate clothing, water, and snacks.
Audience: Any capable of hiking roughly 4 miles with some steep terrain.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi! My name is Adel Barnes and I’m originally from Seattle, Washington. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon, not Maine—but I’m excited to visit this other Portland I keep hearing about) where I received a B.S. in biology with a focus on microbiology, as well as minors in English and philosophy. In my free time, you’ll probably catch me reading science fiction, heading to the coast for some tide pooling, trying to find someone to play volleyball with, and/or listening to Queen.
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.