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Guided Hike to Red Hill via Eagle Cliff Trail

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Guided Hike to Red Hill via Eagle Cliff Trail

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Meet at the Eagle Cliff Trail trailhead. The trailhead is located off of Squam Lake Road in Sandwich, NH. Click here for a google map to the trailhead. (link is external)

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week’s Program:

Join the Squam Lakes Association for a snowshoe (possibly hike/micro-spike) up to the Red Hill historic fire tower summit via the Eagle Cliff trail. The Eagle Cliff Trail to Eagle Cliff summit is 0.6 miles long and provides a fantastic view. As we climb the side of Red Hill we will travel about another 2 miles to the summit. At the top we will take a break, have lunch and enjoy the view. 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, winter 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 more experienced 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 winter. 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 appropriate clothing, water, food, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. 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!

Details

Date:
February 6
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue

Squam Lakes Association
534 US Rte 3
Holderness,, NH 03245 United States
Phone:
603 968-7336
Website:
http://www.squamlakes.org