Location: Meet at the West Rattlesnake Mountain trailhead (Old Briddle Path) parking lot off of Route 113, 5.3 miles northeast of US-3 in Holdnerness, NH. 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 us for a hike through West Rattlesnake towards Five Finger Point while learning all about the Squam watershed. We will talk about what makes a watershed, what kind of organisms are present, and how our daily actions can impact its health. It will be an educational and adventurous experience. Participants should be prepared to hike about 5 miles and come equipped with proper clothing/shoes, plenty of water, and a packed lunch. We will meet at the Old Bridle Path trailhead parking lot, hike up to enjoy views from West Rattlesnake, take the Pasture Trail down to the Five Finger Point trail, then spend some time on the shore of the lake, and return via the Five Finger Point trail, a section of Pinehurst Rd. to the Undercut trail, and a very short walk along Route 113 back to the West Rattlesnake parking lot. Timing is hard to predict since it depends on the hikers so we may end a bit earlier or go later.
What to Bring: Hikers should bring appropriate hiking gear/clothing, water, and lunch.
Audience: Welcome to all ages if comfortable with a roughly 5 mile and sometimes steep hike. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi, my name is Qiyah Williams. I'm originally from Helsinki, Finland and grew up in Sarasota, Florida. I graduated in 2018 from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a bachelor's in Marine Science. I've always lived by the water and had a strong connection to the outdoors which has fueled my passion for science and conservation. I believe it's very important to develop strong relationships between communities and our local environments so that we can all help to conserve these beautiful places. In my free time I enjoy snorkeling, reading, napping in my hammock, baking desserts, and traveling to new places.
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 the program.