Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. 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:
Do you ever look out over Squam at those brightly colored kites sailing across the snowy surface and wonder what it must be like to be swept along the snow by the wind, existing perfectly at the meeting of the heavens and earth? And then do you think to yourself that such a thing borders on insanity and you're very happy on your cross country skis with no kites whipping you every which way at the mercy of the wind? If this is you, then what better way is there to spend a Wednesday evening than by joining LRCC members Elijah and Nick to enjoy the sunset from regular ol’ cross country skis on the lake? We will meet and start skiing from the Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest (West parking lot) and then head out onto the ice to ski around Great Island and drink in the sun’s last rays as they bounce around the valley. If conditions seem unfavorable to go out on the ice we will stay in the forest and enjoy the assortment of wonderful trails found there. Remember to bring headlamps for the return trip in the dark and a thermos of something warm and/or snacks are always a good idea as well.
What to Bring: Bring your own cross country skis and gear. Dress appropriate for winter conditions: lots of warm, dry layers, water, maybe something warm to drink, and snacks. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: Anyone with cross country skis interested in skiing around Great Island! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Hi my name is Nick Langlois, and I’m from Marysville Ohio. Last spring I graduated from Otterbein University, and shortly thereafter joined the Lakes Region Conservation Corps to get my boots muddy in New Hampshire forests. This past summer I served with the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, exposing me to the intricacies of trail maintenance and the best parts of land management. My time in school and the outdoors has fueled my passion for conservation and cool insects; I am super excited to join SLA for the season. Cooking, reading, climbing and hiking are my favorite hobbies!
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.