Location: Meet at the Whitten Woods trailhead on Highland Street in Ashland, 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 the Squam Lakes Association on a nice jaunt through the woods to view the full moon atop the North Summit. It is a gentle hike to the top and once there we can enjoy the history of Whitten woods while taking in the full moon’s reflection off of Squam Lake.
What to Bring: Participants should bring a head lamp, extra layers that can be taken off/added on to stay warm and dry, rain/snow gear, a hat, an extra pair of socks, any sort of medication you may need, hiking boots, snowshoes or microspikes (dependent on conditions), snacks, and plenty of water (maybe a thermos of your favorite warm drink). SLA is able to provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: All are welcome.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
My name is Moses Shafer. I am from Parkersburg, West Virginia where I spent my days hiking rugged mountains and jumping into cool mountain pools. I am green to New Hampshire, but I am excited to do some great winter hiking and skiing while I’m here. I enjoy plants, mushrooms, bugs, and salamanders, but I am always interested in learning more. I aspire to one day be an ecologist for a National Forest.
Hey, there! I'm Maggy, from Long Island, New York and recently graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Sustainability Sciences. I used to train assistance dogs to help people with disabilities become more independent in their daily lives which sparked my love for animals. After hearing Steve Irwin's voice in the back of my head telling me to go a little further, I soon nudged myself into pursuing a career in the environmental sciences and became very interested in wildlife and conservation. The Squam Lakes Region has always had a special place in my heart as it is my childhood vacation spot; I can't wait to be doing my part in making sure it remains healthy and beautiful. I'm excited for all of the great experiences this year is going to bring, to further explore New Hampshire, and learn as much as I can about how to protect and maintain our awesome planet. I love going out to spot wildlife, watch meteor showers, or finding great views!
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.