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Updated 09/19/2017


Trailwrights Calendar: 2017


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 15, 2017 at Fox Forest, Hillsboro NH

Trailwrights annual meeting will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 a.m. at the Fox Forest State Forest Headquarters in Hillsboro, NH.

We can arrive late morning, say 10:00 or so, to take care of tools in the trailer as in years past. The program will be High Pointers, narrated by Hal and Peg. Folks should take a bag lunch for 12:00 and the mid-afternoon dinner will be pot luck with free ice cream.

All members and interested guests are welcome.

Check back for possible updates.

- Trailwrights Board of Directors


Trailwrights Workdays and related events, 2017

More 2017 Workdays are being planned. Check back for details and updates!

Saturday, May 13 – Artist’s Bluff, Franconia Notch. Trailwrights will be doing our basic spring clean up and maintenance. This is our first scheduled work day for this year. Come learn how it is done, no previous experience required. We will meet at 8:30 at the parking lot across from the Peabody Slopes, Rt I-93, Exit 34c. Bring gloves, lunch, good footwear and enthusiasm. Tools supplied. Contact Hal Graham  603-286-3506 or email halpeg76@metrocast.net.

Sat. June 17 - Mt. Pemigewasset Trail, Franconia Notch, NH. Trailwrights will be leading and assisting the adopter of the Mt. Pemigewasset Trail and are putting the call out for those interested in helping. For those new to the craft, this is a great opportunity to learn some of the methods of trail maintenance. Projects/Locations will be decided by how much help we get. There is much to do from one end to the other. Main rock work and drainage will be the order of the day. If you can make it please let me know ahead of time. We will meet at the Flume visitors center Parkway Exit 34A. Meeting time is 8:30 at the entrance to the Bike Path. Bring lunch, gloves, etc. Tools supplied. Contact Hal Graham  603-286-3506 or email halpeg76@metrocast.net.

Sat. July 22 - Mt. Pemigewasset Trail, Franconia Notch, NH. Join Trailwrights for another work day on the Mt. Pemigewasset Trail. For those new to the craft, this is a great opportunity to learn some of the methods of trail maintenance. Projects/Locations will be decided by how much help we get. There is much to do from one end to the other. Main rock work and drainage will be the order of the day. If you can make it please let me know ahead of time. We will meet at the Flume visitors center Parkway Exit 34A. Meeting time is 8:30 at the entrance to the Bike Path. Bring lunch, gloves, etc. Tools supplied. Contact Hal Graham  603-286-3506 or email halpeg76@metrocast.net.

Sat. September 9 - Loudon, NH. Come join the Trailwrights as they work with the Loudon Trails Committee to establish trails in the Batchelder Town Forest. This is a Trailwrights work day that counts for those pursuing the 72 Summits Club. This is a rare opportunity to assist in the creation of trails and in a southern NH location. The primary task is to open up the flagged route and bow saws and loppers will be the primary tools. Take the usual items, lunch, water, sturdy boots, etc; tools provided. Contact Hal Graham at halpeg76@metrocast.net for additional information.

The directions for how to get there are fairly easy. At the Jct of Clough Hill road and NH 106 , we will meet at Dudley’s Ice Cream parking lot at that Jct. at 8:30 AM, and then go to the work site. For those who arrive late, go to Clough Hill Rd. /Jct 106 which is across from Mudgett Hill Rd, but the big marker is Dudley’s Ice Cream with a big cone on the sign, which is before (south of) the race track and after Shaker Road. Take Clough Hill Rd RIGHT if you are going North to the big white building which is the Town Hall and a church on the top floor. Just beyond it is Young's Hill Road to the left, take that and you will find the Bachelor Forest with our cars just a short way down hill.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Dan Doan Trail, Orford, NH The Trailwrights will be leading and assisting the adopters of the Dan Doan Trail. There is significant work that is required to improve/stabilize the trail and prevent further erosion. The trail is named in honor of Daniel Doan, author of the first of the 50 Hikers series. This is another great opportunity to learn some of the methods of trail work if new to the craft. Letting us know ahead of time will assist in advance planning to determine the projects to be performed. We will meet at the junction of the Quintown Road and RT 25A at 8:30. Bring lunch, sturdy boots, gloves, etc. Tool supplied. For further information, contact Bruce Richards at bruce4trails@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 30 - Loudon, NH. The Trailwrights will continue working with the Loudon Trails Committee to establish trails in the Batchelder Town Forest. This is a Trailwrights work day that counts for those pursuing the 72 Summits Club. We will continue opening up the previously flagged route using primarily bow saws and loppers. Take the usual items, lunch, water, sturdy boots, etc; tools provided. For directions and meet-up time, refer to our notice of September 9th above. Contact Hal Graham at halpeg76@metrocast.net for additional information.

Saturday, October 14 – Artist’s Bluff, Franconia Notch. Trailwrights will be performing our fall clean up to get the trails ready for winter. Additionally, we will be doing rock work in a few areas. This is a great training opportunity for those new to the craft of trail work, so no previous experience required. We will meet at 8:30 at the parking lot across from the Peabody Slopes, Rt I-93, Exit 34c. Bring gloves, lunch, good footwear and enthusiasm. Tools supplied. Contact Bruce Richards at bruce4trails@gmail.com for further information.

Saturday, October 28 – Meredith. Save the date and check back as details will follow when finalized.


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 26 - 28 - 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.


Hikes

Our hikes for 2017 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!