Guided Hike: Morgan Percival Loop

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Meet at Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. Carpool to trailhead.

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

This Week's Program:

The Morgan Percival Loop is an amazing hike with fantastic views of the Squam area. The loop is just under 5 miles and incorporates caves and optional ladders. At the summit there is an amazing view of Squam Lake and the surrounding area.

Although hikers may be familiar with the trails around Squam Lake during the summer, fall & winter hiking in the region can provide a different perspective, and new appreciation, of the area. This hike is one of the Squam Rangers hikes, so if you have not checked it off your list or are interested in completing all of trails in the Squam Lakes network this is a hike not to miss. In addition, there are a number of new and ongoing opportunities for members of the community to get involved in the conservation of the watershed. Participants will get to hear about the conservation work being done around Squam Lake, and ways that they can get involved in the coming months as they hike up to the summits.

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 willing to hike around 5 miles in cold possibly snowy conditions.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

My name is Cole Beale and I am 23 years old from Buffalo, New York. I have strong passion for environmental conservation work and that is what lead me to the Squam Lakes Association. I grew up playing soccer and hockey. I love spending my time hiking, fishing, snowboarding/skiing, boating and playing guitar.

Hello! My name is Alex Reiber and I'm from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I am a recent graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit where I studied Environmental Science and minored in Geology. I am a huge fan of the outdoors and in my free time enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, and kayaking.

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.

 

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The Morgan Percival Loop is an amazing hike with fantastic views of the Squam area. The loop is just under 5 miles and incorporates caves and optional ladders. At the summit there is an amazing view of Squam Lake and the surrounding area.