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Cardigan Highlanders Volunteer Trail Crew

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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Brushing Out on Crawford Path

Tue 8/21 and Wed 8/22 three of us stayed at Mizpah Springs hut south of Mt. Pierce in the southern Presidential Range.  We hiked up from Rte 302 at Crawford’s with the mission of brushing out Crawford Path at Mt. Eisenhower, paid for by a grant from REI through the National Forest Foundation and the…

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Tripods on the Tundra

           Word got around that two of us took the basic rigging class by OBP Trailworks for the White Mountains Trail Collective on June 11-13.  We were available when the Dartmouth Outing Club needed a teacher for their paid summer trail crew of undergraduates to learn to rig and work an alpine…

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Rigging Training

Rigging Report By Nick Colaiacomo   On June11-13th two member of the Cardigan Highlanders, our venerable trail master Craig Sanborn and myself, attended a rigging and griphoist course taught by Jed Talbot of OBP Trailworks. This great opportunity was hosted by the White Mountain Trail Collective. We learned alongside members of the RMC, AMC, and rangers…

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