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SLA to Host Guided Hike at Mt. Morgan and Mt. Percival
December 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the Squam Lake Association (SLA) on Wednesday, December 5th for a guided hike to Mt. Morgan and Mt. Percival from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Although hikers may be familiar with the trails around Squam Lake, winter hiking in the region can provide a different perspective, and new appreciation, of the area.
This loop is just under 5 miles and incorporates caves and optional ladders. At the summit we will stop and have lunch and enjoy the incredible views of the Squam Region. After lunch we will head back down and should be wrapping up around 2:00 PM.
Hikers should expect cold and possibly snowy or icy conditions. Wear winter hiking gear (lots of layers and pack extra socks, shirts, hats and gloves), as well as water, and a lunch. Due to possible conditions, micro-spikes or snowshoes may be recommended. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants.
This hike is included in the Squam Rangers program, so if you have not checked it off your list, then this is the chance. It is also a great opportunity for hikers to enjoy a beautiful hike and learn about the Squam Rangers program which raises funds to maintain our 50+ miles of trail. 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 conservation work being down around Squam and the ways they can get involved in the coming month as they hike to the summit.
For more information or to sign up for this program, visit www.squamlakes.org or call at 603-968-7336. This program and many other are offered throughout the year. The programs are open to the public and cover a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The programs are also presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members at the SLA. The members perform important conservation work in support of the SLA’s mission.
The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and resources of the watershed. In collaboration with local and state partners the SLA promotes the protection, careful use and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forests, open spaces and wildlife of the Squam Lakes Region.