Trail Work Planning Meeting Feb 21. All Are Welcome!
will kick off the 2018 trail work season with our first board
meeting of the year on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. All
Trailwrights members are welcome to attend. As hikers, we all are
aware of the need to maintain the trails. Certainly last year’s
Halloween Storm, with the subsequent challenges facing hikers,
brought that into sharp focus. The board will establish the initial
dates for trail work with more dates to be added during the spring.
This initial planning is essential for the coordination of
activities leading to the actual work days that follow. Plan to join
us and help make it happen.
The meeting will be held at the DNCR (formerly DRED) Headquarters at
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH, 03301, starting at 6:00 pm. The
meetings usually last about an hour and a half. Contact Bruce at
or Hal at
email@example.com for further information.
for reports of past Trailwrights workdays!
Trailwrights, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization, the purpose of which is to promote
environmentally sound techniques of trail maintenance and safe ethical hiking
practices. To this end, Trailwrights has sponsored hundreds of trail
maintenance workshops and hiking/backpacking workshops. Trailwrights has
the restoration of the New Hampshire Trails Day program.
We are made up of volunteer men and women who enjoy hiking and
care about the maintenance and use of hiking trails.
Trailwrights is the only trail maintenance group of its kind because our emphasis is on
education and we do not limit our efforts to any particular trail system. Our leadership
has many years of experience in the fields of hiking, trail building and maintenance. We
will help wherever it is feasible for us to go.
Trailwrights President Ray Jackson
gives a "thumbs up" at the Trailwrights paving stone installed
at the Old Man of the Mountains memorial, Franconia Notch State Park.
The paving stone commemorates the Trailwrights' donation to the
Who may take advantage of the services provided by
Trailwrights? Many local conservation groups, government land management departments,
recreation associations and others who are responsible for thousands of acres of New
England's most beautiful land. Many of these holdings are laced with trails which do not
receive the benefit of regular, essential maintenance.
That's where Trailwrights comes in. We will not take over the
maintenance tasks from these groups, but we will show them whatever they need to know to
protect their pathways and even help them design and construct new trails to enhance their
What We Do
Each project is conducted as an all day workshop involving its participants in the
||Trail Planning, Design
||Rock Step Construction
||Brush and Blowdown removal
||Trail Marking - Blazing, Cairns
||Tool Use and Safety
||Tool Care and Storage
Our work season generally runs from mid-April
In addition, Trailwrights presents as an educational tool,
slide/lectures for groups interested in learning what is involved in all aspects of trail
We will also prepare programs on specific subjects as
requested to go along with hands-on sessions held on our workshops and on your trail
It is not necessary for you to have your own tools. Trailwrights has a mobile tool trailer
with a complete complement of tools allowing us to complete any project.
What is required to qualify for help from Trailwrights? All we require is a serious
commitment to the care of trails, and volunteers eager to learn and perform the skills that
There is no fee for our services. Contributions in time or
money are greatly appreciated. However, we depend almost completely upon donations to fund
our efforts. We also bid on a limited amount of contract work to help defray expenses.
So how do you request the services of
Trailwrights? Simply download this Services Request Form, and mail or fax the completed form to
the Trailwrights address listed on the form. This form requires
Trailwrights remains active throughout the year by leading hikes designed not only to
teach methods, principals and theories of four-season hiking, but also to serve as a forum
to indicate examples of good and poor trail work and how they affect the environment.
Trailwrights offers, to the public and its members, hikes and
skills workshops such as; map and compass and winter hiking. Hikes vary from easy family
to difficult bushwhacks.
Hike descriptions, dates, and locations are listed in our
Trailwrights newsletter and on this website. Family participation is encouraged.
Trailwrights provides the popular
72 summits 4000 footers lists.
Who we have helped
The following is a partial
listing of the many organizations we have worked with ...
Rick Blanchette -