Friends of Mount Sunapee releases a new film

The Friends of Mount Sunapee has announced the release of a new film focused on Mount Sunapee’s Old Growth Forest. The film, The Forgotten Forest Primeval Re-Discovering Mount Sunapee’s Old Growth, highlights the rare, exemplary forest on Mount Sunapee as well as the early history of its protection as Forest Society’s first reservation in 1911.…

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Words of Wisdom

Photo by Nick Colaiacomo

“Everything we do here has it’s applications to water.” CLICK PICTURE BELOW TO PLAY VIDEO

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Highlanders Featured in Valley News

A recent article publish in Valley News prominently featured the CHVTC and the work we do. The Valley News is the daily newspaper and website serving the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. We would like to thank them for their interest in our work and in the work of other small but…

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NHPR Radio Field Trip

Back in 2018, NH Public Radio joined the Highlanders crew on a spring patrol of the Andrew Brook Trail. It’s been a few years but it still holds up well. Here is their report. Enjoy! https://www.nhpr.org/nh-news/2018-05-30/radio-field-trip-maintaining-n-h-trails-in-newbury Spring patrols are starting up now. To get involved check out the Projects Page.  

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Anatomy of a Spring Patrol

By Wes Tucker Anybody who has spent time in New Hampshire knows that there are more seasons than just the basic four. The spring thaw is followed by mud season. Then fast on it’s heels comes black fly season. But wedged in between them is a brief window of time that Cardigan Highlanders call spring…

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Springtime Trails: A Time to Tread Lightly

By Wes Tucker As with most things, spring is a time of transition for a hiking trail. So before you lace up your boots and rush off to the trailhead, please give a thought to the trail itself. Spring is a vulnerable time for a hiking trail. All winter long the treadways (the part of…

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10/24 Rollins Trail: Turning a jumbled mess into something helpful.

By Bob Humphrey On Sunday October 24th three Cardigan Highlanders, Craig, Scott, and Bob, attended a workday at Rollins Sate Park performing maintenance and construction on the Rollins Trail. The work for the day was to turn a jumbled mess of large rock into a more inviting staircase to help the hiker attain a large…

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Andrew Brook Waterbars, Oct. 10 & 19

by Craig Sanborn Four volunteers turned out and built two rock waterbars on the first slope uphill from the trailhead. One earned his tartan for 3 days’ work and is now a Cardigan Highlander. Sat 10/10 was overcast, cool, and dark under the tree canopy. We could still see well enough to choose a site…

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Sat 9/25 Winslow Trail: New Rock Stairs DONE

Winslow steps 9/25/21

We did it. The stairway we built in a muddy gully last Aug 28 now has three more rock steps just uphill of it. To be honest, the top step was there since the last glacier left, but it was so well positioned that we just had to use it. The day started slowly. The…

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