Location: Meet and Park at the sugar shack on Burleigh Farm Road off of Route 113, to hike up Old Mountain Road to Mt. Livermore. 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 SLA for a night hike with headlamps to the summit of Mt. Livermore on the Squam Range where we will watch the Super Full Moon. This month’s full moon is a super full moon because it will be at it’s closest point to the earth in it’s rotation, so it will look larger and brighter than usual. We will then hike down with the light of the moon and our headlamps.
What to Bring: Participants should bring a headlamp with extra batteries, a flashlight, snowshoes or micro-spikes depending on the conditions, and lots of warm layers to stay warm while watching the moon at the summit. Participants can also bring hand and/or toe warmers, and a hot beverage in a thermos if desired. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: Anyone interested in a night hike with headlamps to watch the full moon.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
My name is Sydney Kahl, and I am from Plymouth, New Hampshire. I graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York in May 2018 with an Environmental Studies degree, and minors in Creative Writing and Outdoor Studies. After graduating I spent the summer working for the Utah Department of Natural Resources as an Aquatic Invasive Species technician on Lake Powell, and then came back east to work at Lakes of the Clouds hut on Mt. Washington for the Appalachian Mountain Club this fall. I spent the summer of 2015 working for Squam Lakes Association as a Squam Conservation Intern, and I am very excited to be back as a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member for the winter!
Hello, my name is John! I grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 with a business degree. For a few years I stayed in my area of study, working as a technology project manager for a large insurance company. After not much time in this setting I knew I needed to seek out a more exciting and personal experience, so I left my cubicle to head back to my roots and head out to the woods. In 2015, I hiked Vermont's Long Trail and in 2017 I hiked the Appalachian Trail. Through these experiences I realized from then on I wanted to work for the land. Last year I worked as a solo backcountry caretaker for the Green Mountain Club. I love hiking, backpacking, skiing and drawing.
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 the program.