Location: Meet at the Brooks Fisher Trail trailhead. Click here for a Google Map that will get you close to the trailhead. Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland). Turn right onto Route 3/Route 25. In Ashland, bear left at the Y, continuing south on 3/25. Turn left onto Route 175 and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Hardhack Road. Go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Road. Go a little over 2 miles and the trailhead is on the right.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join me for a 5.8 mile round-trip hike, where we’ll ascend the Brooks Fisher and Crawford-Ridgepole Trails up to the summit of Mt. Livermore (1,500’). At the summit, we’ll eat our packed lunches and enjoy the views of the Squam Lakes region before retracing our steps back to the trailhead.
What to Bring: Hikers should come prepared with weather-appropriate hiking gear (layers, rain gear, and extra socks/shirts/hats/etc.), a packed lunch, and plenty of water. Masks for those who want to wear one though they are not required.
Microspikes and trekking poles are suggested and can be checked out from the Squam Lakes Association gear library if you do not have them.
The SLA can provide snowshoes & microspikes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: This hike can be strenuous—parts of the trail are relatively steep—but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hello! My name is Kaela Wilbur and I’ll be guiding this hike. I graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas with a degree in Environmental Science in 2020 and recently completed my Wilderness EMT certification here in New Hampshire. Although I have moved around all my life, I am most recently from Hanson, Massachusetts. Can’t wait to learn more about you while we are hiking up Mt. Livermore!
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 perform 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.