Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. Carpool to trailhead together.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
March 13th is National Earmuff Day! Come celebrate this joyous occasion by donning your favorite pair of earmuffs*, and joining the SLA on this roughly 4.5 mile hike of moderate intensity. After meeting at the SLA to carpool to the trail head, we will start our hike on the Old Highway which was once the main road between Holderness and Center Sandwich (now called Thompson Rd.). After a mile or so on the Old Highway, we will meet up with the Doublehead Trail which climbs to a ledge on Doublehead Mountain. There, we will eat lunch as we enjoy some of the best views in the Squam Range!
*Earmuffs are not required for this hike but are highly encouraged:)
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate 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.
Audience: This hike is for all ages, but is of moderate intensity and may increase in difficulty with any icy, snowy or rainy weather!
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am originally from Western Massachusetts! I have a B.S. in Movement Science, Sport and Leisure Studies, concentration in Wilderness Leadership, and a minor in Environmental Science from Westfield State University; and a M.S. in Natural Resources and a certificate in Environmental Education from the University of Idaho. Beyond my wordy degrees, I have lived and worked in several places across the United States within the last five years, from Cape Cod to the Puget Sound. I am very excited to be back in New England as I broaden my conservation horizons while in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire! Interests include hiking, canoeing, photosynthesizing in the sunshine, reading, snowboarding, playing the uke, sending postcards, and swimming laps.
Hi, my name is Kimberly Appleby and I am originally from Deland, Florida. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. I am interested in studying ecology to help minimize human impact to natural ecosystems. I enjoy kayaking, photography, and being around animals. I had an amazing summer serving as an LRCC member at the SLA. I am excited to be back for the winter term, and I look forward to continuing to share my knowledge and passion for our incredible natural surroundings.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:
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.