Location: Meet at the West Rattlesnake Mountain trailhead in Holderness off of Route 113. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the Squam Lake Association to explore “the far side” of Rattlesnake and learn about the wild world of trees - who their enemies are, how they make friends, why beech bark is smooth and oak’s is ridged, how they handle the stresses of winter in New Hampshire, and more! We’ll be touring the grand Rattlesnake loop, starting on the Old Bridle Path, visiting both peaks, and heading down the Col trail to visit the beaver pond. From there, the hike will proceed at the whim of the participants. Depending on how everyone is feeling we’ll head back up Col and down Old Bridle, or continue to the road and hike back to the Old Bridle parking lot.
What to Bring: Bring hiking gear appropriate for winter conditions: lots of warm, dry layers, something warm to drink, trail snacks, a bag lunch, and bring snowshoes or micro-spikes as needed. SLA is able to provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: Anyone capable of hiking up to 4 miles in the snow.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
I’m Elijah, a native of the Green Mountain State next door, where I spent my childhood jumping off of rocks and climbing the tallest trees I could find. After wanderings in Iowa, Hawai’i and Oregon, I’m excited to again be surrounded by snow and granite and to have the privilege of sharing the mystery and wonder of the outdoors with folks here in New Hampshire. I’m a fan of snowboarding, kayaking, interpreting the stories of nature, and finding the artistic side of everyday life.
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 LRCC.