The best Thank You

Who says hikers don’t say thanks for the good trail? The lower elementary class (grade 1-3) of a school in Pembroke wrote us this thank-you card after their hike up the West Ridge Trail up Mt. Cardigan in late May. They summitted in a cloud, a new experience for them. You’ll note how they liked…

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Cole Pond Trail Head

After 32 hours over three days moving 17 rocks and setting 6 of them in an abutment, we discovered the bridge at this trailhead is too far gone to save (although safe enough to go on using because it is so low to the water). We reported to F&G, who now will decide how to…

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Anatomy of a Spring Patrol

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. Fast on it’s heels comes black fly season. But wedged in between those two is a brief window of time that Cardigan Highlanders call spring patrol season. This…

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2018: 34th Worklog Summary for Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew

This worklog is not the annual report the Board of Directors votes on at the annual meeting in January. That will also be posted here. For now, let’s just remember that all this work was by volunteers. Here’s to them. 2018: 34th Worklog Summary for Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew In 2018 18 volunteers worked…

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VOLUNTEERS ADD 48 FIXTURES ON SUMMIT TRAIL

  Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew (CHVTC) has built new steps and waterbars at 48 sites on Mt Sunapee’s Summit Trail since August 1 by agreement with the NH Division of Parks and Recreation.  We brought in teen crews from Upper Valley Trails Alliance, who worked two days totaling 156 crew hours on 19 sites…

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