Guided Hike: East Rattlesnake (Changed from Doublehead)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Meet the East Rattlesnake Trailhead on Pinehurst Road at 2pm.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join SLA for a hike up to East Rattlesnake, which offers wonderful views of Squam Lake just like the well known West Rattlesnake hike. The hike is 1 mile round trip, and we will stop for a snack break at the summit before heading down. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in becoming a Squam Ranger and hiking all of the SLA trails. After the hike participants are welcome to come to SLA headquarters with family and friends for a Holiday Open house to warm up and enjoy hot chocolate, and and other holiday treats, and meet SLA staff and other LRCC AmeriCorps members.

 

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: Anyone interested in a short afternoon hike up East Rattlesnake.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

My name is Sydney Kahl, and I am from Plymouth, New Hampshire. I graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York in May 2018 with an Environmental Studies degree, and minors in Creative Writing and Outdoor Studies. After graduating I spent the summer working for the Utah Department of Natural Resources as an Aquatic Invasive Species technician on Lake Powell, and then came back east to work at Lakes of the Clouds hut on Mt. Washington for the Appalachian Mountain Club this fall. I spent the summer of 2015 working for Squam Lakes Association as a Squam Conservation Intern, and I am very excited to be back as a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member for the winter!

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. This summer I completed my first year of AmeriCorps service with the college-access nonprofit, College Possible, and I’m ecstatic to be joining the LRCC-SLA team for my second year. I anticipate that this will be a year full of adventures and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give back to our environment. 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.

 

Click here to return to the Adventure Ecology home page.

Join SLA for a hike up to East Rattlesnake, which offers wonderful views of Squam Lake just like the well known West Rattlesnake hike. The hike is 1 mile round trip, and we will stop for a snack break at the summit before heading down. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in becoming a Squam Ranger and hiking all of the SLA trails. After the hike participants are welcome to come to SLA headquarters with family and friends for a Holiday Open house to warm up and enjoy hot chocolate, and and other holiday treats, and meet SLA staff and other LRCC AmeriCorps members.