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Ditching Work and Rocking Out on the Rollins Trail

By cardiganhighlanders | Jun 27, 2022

It is pleasant to report that our turnout this past Saturday (6/25) was more than replied! Three replied, five appeared on time, and we brought tools enough for all to keep working as planned except at breaks. We dug 65 yards of ditch, plus set two pavers, two rocks to finish a waterbar, and a…

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Highlanders Featured in Valley News

By Wes Tucker | Jun 20, 2022

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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Mt. Sunapee: Ride Up, Work Down

By cardiganhighlanders | Jun 19, 2022

On June 18th, four of us rode the chairlift to Mt Sunapee summit, and then hiked over to the White Ledges for lunch. We stopped to clean a waterbar we built three years ago for our friends of MSGTC. After lunch we hiked down Andrew Brook Trail, cleaning drains and adding barricade as we went.…

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Friday 5/13: Lucky Day on Cole Pond Trail

By cardiganhighlanders | May 13, 2022

So, three of us turned out on Bog Road at 0900. We lugged the kit of PT 0.8 miles up Cole Pond Trail, and set the 2′ long split hemlock left over from 2017 as sills. We then built the eighth bog bridge on that stretch of mud to the same specs as the earlier…

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Sat 5/7: Spring Patrol Cardigan Trails

By cardiganhighlanders | May 8, 2022

Five of us turned out on Mt. Cardigan this morning. We decided to be a waterbar team of two, and a Spring patrol of three. Nick accepted an appointment as acting team leader for the patrol. He led Chuck and Chris from Cliff’s Bridge to Ranger Cabin Trail to South Ridge Trail to Rimrock to…

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NHPR Radio Field Trip

By Wes Tucker | May 5, 2022

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 | Apr 22, 2022

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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2021 DNCR Volunteer Program Annual Report

By cardiganhighlanders | Apr 5, 2022

Greetings Trail Crew and Friends, Here is yet another year where we may take satisfaction and pride in our work. As you’ll note in our previous 2021 summary worklog post, you carried on in spite of difficult conditions, and the photos there show what good work you do. Here’s to another good season in 2022!…

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Mud Season & Trails

By cardiganhighlanders | Mar 21, 2022

By Bob Humphrey Mud Season has once again come early to Cardigan Highlander territory. Mud season could arguably be the time of year when our trails sustain the most damage. Early warm days start the thawing process and beckon hikers anxious to hit the trails after a long winter hiatus. Unfortunately, this is the worst…

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