Celebrate National Take a Hike Day by taking a hike up Mt. Livermore!
Enjoy this moderate, ~3 mile loop trail. The trail climbs an old carriage road before it meets up with the Crawford-Ridgepole Trail, a trail that connects many of the 50+ SLA trails! Soak up beautiful views at the top of Mt. Livermore and then wind down the switchbacks to the Prescott Trail and return via the Old Highway Trail. This hike is on SLA's Squam Ranger list, if you are interested in hiking all of our trails and earning a patch. Proceeds from the Squam Ranger program support trail maintenance. Folks are welcome to hike at their own pace and to continue beyond onto the Crawford Ridge Trail if they want a longer adventure.
Location: Meet at the SLA and carpool to the trailhead.
Registration: Registration is required. Click here to register for this program.
What to bring: Hiking gear, water and brown bag lunch. 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.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi, I’m Micaela Wells! I emerged from my childhood woodlands in Wisconsin four years ago to attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan, from which I graduated this spring with my B.S. in Biology. You can generally identify me in the wild by my bared feet and twig-strewn hair, despite my mother's best attempts to make a lady out of me. I've whiled away many happy seasons camping, hiking, climbing, and pursuing just about every possible outdoor physical activity; the list is always getting longer. I can't wait to start making new friends, meeting new plants, and helping to conserve new biomes out on the East Coast!
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.