As we enter 2007, and an unusually
warm winter, this is also the 20th anniversary of Trailwrights, Inc.
On Sunday, February 11, at 1 p.m., all members of Trailwrights, who
have worked on trails are invited to a complimentary celebration dinner at
the Weathervane Restaurant, Dover Road, Chichester, NH, beginning at 1 p.m.
At a meeting of the Trailwrights Board of Directors last fall, it
was voted unanimously to invite all trailworkers to the celebration. There
is no charge for Trailwrights members who have participated in trail
building and/or maintenance during the past 20 years.
RSVP, ASAP to treasurer Ralph Potter (603) 228-2366 or president
Ray Jackson (978) 597-8813 or e-mail: email@example.com. The
reservation deadline is Thursday, February 8. The Weathervane is located on
Dover Rd., Rt. 4, at the end of Rt. 393.
After a winter and holiday break, the Board of Directors will
resume the regular meeting schedule. Our next meeting is February 19 at the
Audubon Society’s McLane Center, 3 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH. beginning at
With a rebuilt come-along and a new 60-foot grip hoist cable, we
should be ready for the spring workshops. The full schedule will be
available in the March issue of Trailwrites.
The first project will be those we tabled last fall - we simply ran
out of time and people power. One project is the Contoocook, River canoe
launch site in Henniker, NH. Secondly, we’ll work on a project with the
Northfield New Hampshire Conservation Commission.
From now and throughout the year, we will discuss other ways to
celebrate and share our 20 years of helping trail groups achieve training
and skills to maintain trails.
We are also working to keep our Web site up to date and to keep our
members informed of our activities.
Hope to see you on the trails and at dinner on February 11.
SUMMER 2006 WORKSHOPS
Trailwrights completed two
workshops for the Audubon Society - our gracious and generous hosts, who
provide our monthly meeting space.
On Aug. 6 at Bellamy River
in Dover, NH we worked on three miles of trail that needed maintenance and
rerouting due to river encroachment. Six Trailwrights completed three
sections of rerouting, pruning, opening and reblazing the entire trail.
On Aug. 26 at Willard Pond
(Mill Pond) in Hancock, NH, Trailwrights and Audubon caretaker Char Russell
worked all day with 100-foot cable, grip hoist, additional cables and bars
to build a staircase. Several large rocks were mined and slung into place
with pulleys to allow hikers safe access from the dam to the bridge and the
Mill Pond trail.