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Guided Hike to Historic Red Hill Fire Tower
November 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Teedie Trail trailhead which is located on a gravel driveway, next to a private tennis court on Bean Road, at the Sandwich and Moultonborough town line. Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people.
Join the Squam Lakes Association on Wednesday, November 13th for a fall hike up to the Red Hill historic firetower summit via the Teedie and Eagle Cliff trails. Our hike, which will be a little over 4 miles, begins at 9:00 AM at the Teedie Trail trailhead (located on a gravel driveway, next to a private tennis court on Bean Road, at the Sandwich and Moultonborough town line). We’ll start up Teedie Trail and continue on to Eagle Cliff Trail when they merge about 0.5 miles in. At that point, we’ll continue up Red Eagle Trail for 1.5 miles until we reach the Red Hill firetower summit where we’ll take a break to enjoy the view and eat lunch. After lunch, we will head back to the Teedie Trail Trailhead and expect to wrap up around 1:00 PM. Hikers should be prepared with cold weather hiking gear (lots of layers and extra socks/shirts/hats/etc), as well as water, snacks, and a packed lunch.
Although hikers may be familiar with the trails around Squam Lake during the summer, fall hiking in the region can provide a different perspective, and new appreciation, of the area. As a Squam Rangers hike, this program is aimed at hikers who are interested in completing all of trails in the Squam Lakes network. However, we encourage anyone interested in a more challenging excursion to join us on this guided hike, and get the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Lake during fall. In addition, there are a number of new and ongoing opportunities for members of the community to get involved in the conservation of the watershed. Participants will get to hear about the conservation work being done around Squam Lake, and ways that they can get involved in the coming months as they hike up to the summits.
What to Bring: Participants should bring extra layers that can be taken off/added on to stay warm and dry, raingear, a hat, an extra pair of socks, any sort of medication you may need, hiking boots, a packed lunch and snacks, and plenty of water. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
Audience: This hike is for all ages, but is of moderate intensity and may increase in difficulty with any icy or rainy weather!