Mindful Morning Atop Rattlesnake: A Sunrise Hike

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 5:30am to 7:30am

Location: Meet at the West Rattlesnake Trailhead on Route 113. Click here for a google map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Please register by Thursday, September 9th. Click here to register.

This Week's Program:

Wake up early for a mindful sunrise hike to West Rattlesnake! We will begin with some breathing exercises to center ourselves and our bodies and release any negative energies we may be feeling. Next we will set our intentions for the walk and for our day. Then we will walk silently up Old Bridle Path, stopping every once in a while to recenter our breathing and to focus on what we feel, smell, see, and can touch. We will end the walk at the top of the mountain where we will take time to journal with prompts and reflect on the morning and the rest of our day. 

Audience: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be able to sit in silence and be calm for the duration of the program. Must be able to walk long distances and over uneven terrain in the dark.

Materials: Headlamp (flashlight), notebook & pen for journaling, water, snack, weather appropriate clothing (something warm), comfortable shoes for hiking and maybe a warm thermos filled with coffee/tea. Masks for those who want to wear one though they are not required.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

LRCC Member Grace Donovan will be hosting this mindfulness morning walk. Grace recently graduated from George Washington University where she studied Geography and Environmental Studies. In her free time she likes to read, play guitar, and go for walks!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

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 LRCC.


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