Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. Carpool to Five Finger Point trail head from SLA.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Temperatures are warming up, and the birds are starting to sing again! Come join the SLA for a guided hike on the Five Finger Point trail to welcome in the spring. This 2.7 mile hike has some elevation gain before making a loop around the shoreline of Squam Lake. This hike offers scenic views of the lake and surrounding mountains from several viewpoints. We will meet at the SLA headquarters to carpool to the trailhead at 1pm, and aim to be back at the SLA at 4pm. This hike is subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.
What to Bring: Hikers should come prepared with snacks, water, and weather appropriate clothing. Depending on conditions, snowshoes, micro-spikes, and/or rubber or other waterproof boots.
Audience: Everyone capable of hiking 2.7 miles with some elevation gain is welcome! Children must be accompanied by adults.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
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.
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!
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.