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SLA Guided Hike: Brooks Fisher Trail
January 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guided Hike: Brooks Fisher Trail
Location: Meet at the Brooks Fisher Trail trailhead. Click here for a Google Map. (link is external) that will get you close to the trailhead. Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland). Turn right onto Route 3/Route 25. In Ashland, bear left at the Y, continuing south on 3/25. Turn left onto Route 175 and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Hardhack Road. Go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Road. Go a little over 2 miles and the trailhead is on the right.
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 winter hike along the SLA’s newest trail, the Brooks Fisher Trail. Our hike, which will be around 2.8 miles, begins at 10:00 AM at the Brooks Fisher Trail trailhead (Located off Perch Pond Road near Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. We’ll follow the trail as it gradually climbs to where it meets with the Crawford Ridgepole Trails where we’ll take 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. 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, packed lunch, 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: All ages, hikers willing and able to hike 3 miles in wet, possible icy/snowy conditions.