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SLA to Lead Guided Hike to Cotton Mountain & Mt. Livermore

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

SLA to Lead Guided Hike to Cotton Mountain & Mt. Livermore
Saturday, May 11th 

Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on Saturday, May 11th for a spring hike to Mt. Livermore via the Cotton Mountain Trail and Crawford-Ridgepole Trail. This hike is roughly 4 miles long. We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Cotton Mountain trail head (located off of NH Rt.113, about 1.1 miles north of US Rt. 3 in Holderness, or 1 mile north of the Squam Lakes Science Center). We’ll start up Cotton Mountain Trail, reaching the peak after 0.6 miles. Afterwards, we will merge onto the Crawford-Ridgepole Trail for 1.3 miles before reaching the summit of Mt. Livermore.  It is here where participants can enjoy the view and have a quick snack. After soaking up the view, hikers will head back to the Cotton Mountain trail head and expect to wrap up around 12:30 PM. This hike is for all ages, but is of moderate intensity and may increase in difficulty with rainy weather. Participants should bring extra layers that can be taken off/added on to stay warm and dry, rain gear, a hat, appropriate hiking footwear, snacks, and plenty of water. 

This hike is one of the SLA’s Squam Ranger challenge hikes, so if you haven’t checked it off your list or are interested in completing all the trails in the Squam Lakes network this is a hike not to miss. 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.

For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology program, visit the SLA website (squamlakes.org) or contact the SLA directly (603-968-7336). The SLA offers Adventure Ecology programs throughout the year. These free programs are open to the public and cover a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the LRCC AmeriCorps members at the SLA who perform important conservation work in support of the Association’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.

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

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