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Updated 9/04/2018


Trailwrights Calendar: 2018


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.


Trailwrights Workdays and related events, 2018

More 2018 Workdays are being planned. Check back for details and updates!

May 19 – Artist’s Bluff, Franconia Notch. Meet at 8:30. Call Hal Graham for details at 286-3506. We will be cleaning waterbars and replacing steps. Come learn some new skills.

June 23 – Swazey Park, Meredith. Continue perfecting their trails for Meredith’s celebration. Contact Bob Spoerl at 437-0541.

July 7 – Trailwrights’ presentation at Dolly Copp Campground. This is NOT a work day as no trail work will be performed. We will be having a booth to show hikers at the OH celebration what we do and try to recruit. This is listed to encourage Trailwrights members to represent Trailwrights. Contact Andy Furey at 545-2234.

July 21 – Gunstock Mountain Resort. A day with BRATTs working at the top of the mountain on relocating some of the trails that are too steep. Contact Hal Graham at 286-3506.

August 4 and 18 – Mt. Pemigewasset Trail. Working with the adopter to make improvements to the trail. Meet up at 8:30 at the Flume Visitor Center upper parking lot, I-93, exit 34a. Bring lunch, water, sturdy boot, gloves, bug spray, etc.c tools provided. For further info, contact Bruce at bruce4trails@gmail.com.

September 8 – Mt. Kinsman Trail, Easton, NH. Come join the Trailwrights as we improve/rebuild water bars as well as some rock work. There are several water bars with an old, deteriorated log that will be rebuilt with rock, several others needing improving. The rock work includes step stones and rock steps. Meet at 8:30 at the parking lot off of Rt 116. Bring the usual sturdy boots, gloves, bug repellent, enthusiasm, lunch and water, tools provided. Contact Bruce at bruce4trails@gmail.com for further information.

October 20 – Artist Bluff/Bald Mt., Franconia Notch. Meet at 8:30. Call Hal Graham for details at 286-3506. This will be the annual fall clean up and potentially some rock work. Come learn some new skills.

 


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 413-253-7522  or register at chathamtrails.org.

July 20-24 – Monadnock Trails Days. Register online with the Society of Protection of NH Forests. or contact Ray Jackson at 978-597-8813

October 27 – Miller State Park, Peterborough, NH. This is the final workday for this year. We will be assisting Friends of the Wapack doing stone work on the lower section of the Wapack just above the spot where it crosses the access road. This is a very rocky section and we will moving rocks around to improve the tread way. This will provide a useful experience for anyone interested in rock construction. We'll be using a Grip hoist and other rigging, so heavy gloves and shoes are especially important. Meet at 8:30 AM at the Miller State Park lower parking lot. Contact Mike Przybyla for more information 603-878-3350.


Hikes

Our hikes for 2018 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.


Annual Meeting - Saturday April 14, 2018 at Fox Forest, Hillsboro NH

Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsboro, NH 03244.  Contact any director for directions. Check our newsletter for directors phone and email information.

The day will begin at the garage at 9:00 a.m. where we remove the tools from the trailer, clean them, sharpen them, oil them, and lovingly return them to a freshly cleaned trailer. We should be done by noon, then take a break and have trail lunch in the building, or outside if the weather is nice.

The business meeting begins at 1:00 during ice cream, and the agenda this year includes: Election of officers Solidifying our schedule for the year (or first half) 72 Summits club update We may have a presentation by Fish & Game.

Then best of all is our potluck dinner. Bring what you like best to eat to share with others. All members and interested guests are welcome.


Check back for updates!