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Updated 10/08/2016


Trailwrights Calendar: 2016


Board Meetings: Trailwrights Board of Directors meet on the third Monday of most months at the offices of the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) at 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH, 03301, until further notice. Our meetings start at 6:00 p.m. Contact a board member for exact dates and location.


Annual Meeting - Saturday April 16, 2016 at Fox Forest, Hillsboro NH

Trailwrights annual meeting will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. at the Fox Forest State Forest Headquarters in Hillsboro, NH.

The one time we ALL can get together and plan the future events for Trailwrights. We will be meeting at Fox Forest in Hillsboro at 10:00, to work on the tools and tool trailer. Or, you can go for short hikes around the area. Bring your own lunch for 12:00, then 1:00 ice cream, a tradition begun by Roger Lessard when we first formed in 1987. The meeting begins at 1:00, followed by a wonderful mid-afternoon pot luck dinner. Bring what you like best! It's always great to meet those who can't come out on work days, as well as to greet old friends. We also need to discuss why we aren't working for the State of NH this year. Liability & insurance!

- Trailwrights Board of Directors


Trailwrights Workdays and related events, 2016

Check back for details and updates!

The following events are Trailwrights organized and led work days and qualify for the work days/hours needed with Trailwrights to qualify for completion of the 72 Summits Club.

Saturday, April 30 - Friedsam, Chesterfield, NH - A steep section of trail has eroded, and the group needs help and advice on what to do next. Join us as we look at this not-so-unique problem and help them solve it. No tools needed. Contact Bob Spoerl for time and meeting place 603-437-0541 rspoerl@myfairpoint.net

Saturday, May 14 - Friedsam, Chesterfield, NH - We will take tools. This is a Trailwright led outing. Contact Bob Spoerl for time and meeting place. 603-437-0541 rspoerl@myfairpoint.net 

Saturday, August 13 - Mt. Kinsman Trail. We are helping a White Mountain adopter on his trail that needs a lot of work, placing steps above water bars and above streams. For more information, please contact Bruce Richards: Bruce Richards 603-703-6566 bruce4trails@gmail.com

Friday and Saturday, October 14/15 - Chapel Falls Reservation, Ashfield, MA. We will be assisting the MA Trustees at the Chapel Falls Reservation in Ashfield, MA. The work involves moving and placing rocks as steps and supporting the Trustee’s staff on improving trails access and safety for visitors to 4 pools of water from the falls area. The Trustees have made available their Notchview location in Windsor, MA, at no charge, about 30 minutes away from the work location. This will allow those traveling long distance to stay at the Notchview on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in order to get more work done with less travel. We will be able to travel on Thursday, October 13 to Notchview on R 9W, get settled in, and travel to Chapel Falls the next morning on Friday to start work. For those preferring to travel to the work site early on Friday instead, they would be able to stay over after the work day Friday, continue the work on Saturday, stay that night, leaving for home on Sunday morning. Notchview has floor space for cots/sleeping bags, a kitchenette, and shower area. We will be responsible for our own lunch, snacks, breakfast and supper, which can either be purchased along R9 as we go or make arrangements to bring your own. RSVPs are necessary for the lodging, waiver forms required, and to better be able to plan what can be accomplished during the two days of trail work. Tools will be provided by both the Trailwrights as well as the MA Trustees. Bring work boots, gloves and arrange for your own food and drink.

Please contact Raynold Jackson, Trailwrights, at rayjtrails@gmail.com, H=978-597-8813 or C=978-815-0050 (texting) for questions and your support for this adventure.

Note about Trailwrights Trail Workdays: All Trail Workdays meet at sites at 8:30am, unless otherwise noted. We leave the trailhead between 8:45-9am to the work area. We will leave a note for late arrivals on how to reach catch up with us.


The Following are Events Listed as a Courtesy

The following events are organized and led by other trail organizations, not Trailwrights, they are basically listed here to help support and assist them with their publicity.  Registration is required and can be made at the link provided.  These events do not qualify as Trailwrights work days/hours but do count towards the 72 hour requirement of the 72 Summits Club.

May 27 - 30 - Chatham Trails work weekend. Chatham Trails Association has asked us to assist them with their yearly work. Free overnight lodging and meals! For more information, contact Mike Zlogar mzlogar@comcast.net  or register at chathamtrails.org.

June 3 - 5 - Chatham Trails Association Continued - For more information, contact Mike Zlogar mzlogar@comcast.net  or register at chathamtrails.org. (Future Dates Sept. 30 - Oct. 2)

July 15-19 - Monadnock Trails week. Spend a whole week doing trailwork on Mt. Monadnock with the Society for the Protection of NH Forests (SPNHF) and Trailwrights and meet new friend and learn a skill. For more information, contact Ray Jackson: rayjtrails@gmail.com or 978-597-8813.


Hikes

Our hikes for 2016 are being planned. Please check back.

Hiking chairman Bruce Richards bruce4trails@gmail.com , and Hal and Peggy Graham halpeg76@metrocast.net , lead hikes throughout the year and welcome Trailwrights and friends to join them. Please e-mail or call to see what’s on their schedule and signup. Also check back here for scheduled hikes.


Check back for updates!