Winter Solitude

Under the guise of scouting trail condions on Mount Sunapee, but really just wanting to take a hike, Team Leader Josh sent us this image from White Ledge above Lake Solitude. He noted a few blowdowns to be cleared in the Spring, but the trail is orherwise in pretty good shape. Looking at this picture…

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“Now Our Hikers Know It’s 1.2 Miles”

Dec 10, 23 New Sign

The trailwork season might be officially over, but that isn’t stopping our crew from tidying up some loose ends. On 12/10, crew member Josh hiked up to Lake Solitude on Mount Sunapee to install a new trail sign. Hiking through the rain, snow, and high water, he monted the replacement sign at the junction of…

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Cardigan Mtn. Limited Access July 17- Aug. 31

The N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources has released the following press statement concerning work on the Cardigan summit fire tower. Cardigan Mtn. trail and summit access to be limited periodically by fire tower replacement project July 17- Aug. 31 The N.H. Division of Forests and Lands is cautioning hikers who wish to visit…

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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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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 https://cardiganhighlanders.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/IMG_5241.mp4

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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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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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