Location: Meet at the Cotton Mountain Trailhead off of Route 113, Holderness, NH and from there we will shuttle cars to Sandwich Notch Road Trailhead.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 6 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA to hike the length of the Crawford Ridgepole Trail! After repeated requests for this trek, we’re excited to head out on a longer hike than we usually offer - nearly 12 miles beginning on the Cotton Mountain trail and traversing Cotton, Livermore, Webster, Morgan, Percival, Mt Squam, and Doublehead peaks before ending the day at the Sandwich Notch road. Come test your stamina and drink in the most stunning views in the Squam Range all in one day!
Can’t wait to see you on the trail!
What to Bring: LOTS of water. A good rule of thumb is a pint per hour. We’re estimating eight hours on the trail so, yup, that’s a gallon. Good thing it gets lighter the longer you hike. Also, remember extra socks and moleskin - nothing ruins a hike like developing a blister or getting wet feet on mile 5 with miles still to go. And, as always, dress appropriate for the weather, bring lunch, plenty of snacks, sun and rain protection, headlamp, and your sense of adventure!
Audience: Those capable of a long, rigorous hike (should be able to hike at an average 2 mph pace).
This Week's LRCC Guides:
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.