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Calendar of events - 2014

Last Updated 5/29/2014  

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Board Meetings - 2014

Board Meetings - First Thursday of alternate months unless otherwise noted. (January 9, March 6, May 1, no meeting in July, September 4, November 6). All are welcome. January and March board meetings at Ashby Public Library, Ashby, MA,  May, September and November meetings at Shieling Forest Barn in Peterborough, NH,. 7:00 PM. Send us an email to confirm location. info@wapack.org


Trail Work Days 2014

 All workdays start at 8:30 AM and typically wind down around 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon. Bring lunch, water, work clothes, and enthusiasm. We supply the tools and encouragement.  Call Mike Przybyla for details 603-878-3350.

Saturday May 3, 2014 – Miller State Park
For the first workday of 2014, we'll be working yet again at Miller State Park. We'll be splitting into at least two groups depending on the turn out. One group will hike north on the Wapack Trail to remove some trees that were damaged during hurricane Sandy and have fallen on to the trail over the winter. The second group will be extending the Spruce Knoll Trail to an overlook just east of its present location. This trail is on the Nature Conservancy’s Joanne Bass Bross Preserve. In addition, we'll attempt to enhance the “Boston View” at Miller State Park by clearing brush at the start of the Spruce Knoll Trail, which we were unable to do last year due to the weather. Meet at the Miller State Park lower parking lot at 8:30 AM.

National Trails Day, Saturday June 7, 2014 – Temple Mountain State Reservation
We have a special project for National Trails Day, June 7! We'll be cutting a new base to summit trail at Temple Mountain State Reservation. The new trail will be to the East of the Wapack Trail. In combination with the Wapack it will provide a nice loop hike through the State Reservation.

Much of the route will follow old Alpine and Cross-Country ski trails, with one large switchback to avoid steep terrain. We'll cut the trail now and return later to install signs and blazing. The trail also passes some historical features of the old ski area including the weight at the top of the original T-Bar and remnants of New Hampshire's first quad chair lift.

We'll meet at the Temple Mountain State Reservation parking lot, Route 101 in Peterborough, at 8:30 AM. Bring lunch, water, work clothes, bug spray, and enthusiasm. We supply the tools and encouragement.

Contact Mike Przybyla for details or questions 603-878-3350.

Saturday Sept. 27, 2014 – Sharon Ledges
The second workday will be on the Sharon Ledges trail section on the Sharon/Temple town line. We'll be constructing some steps on an eroding section just before the Berry Pasture Trail and doing some general maintenance along this section. This will be a good opportunity for anyone interested in doing stonework. We will most likely be using a griphoist and hi-line to move the rock. We'll meet at 8:30 AM at the Bellettete Parking area in Sharon at the corner of Temple and Greenleaf Roads.

Saturday October 18, 2014 – TBD
The final workday has not been finalized yet, but we may be working on Temple Mountain constructing a new trail. Stay tuned. The location of these workdays may change, check the Friends' website www.wapack.org for any changes and updates.

To receive email reminders of our trail work days, send a request to be added to our trail work email distribution list to info@wapack.org.

These workdays are a good opportunity to contribute in direct way to the maintenance of the trail, learn some trail maintenance techniques, and have a good time. Hope to see you there.


Hikes 2014

Saturday September 6, 2014: Wapack Trail End to End!:.
Hike the entire trail in one day! Group will meet at 6:00 AM at the trail head in Greenfield. Please call leader Tom Brumaghim to register and for details (603) 878-6167.

Saturday, October 25, 2014: Friends of the Wapack Annual Meeting Hike.
Check back for details.

Please check back for any changes or additions to the hike schedule

Let us know if you would like someone from the Friends of the Wapack to lead a hike on the Wapack Trail for your group. Send us an email at info@wapack.org

Friends of the Wapack hikes may also listed with the Harris Center for Conservation Education.
You can also hike the Wapack Trail with the Midstate Trail Committee.


Annual Meeting 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1PM: Annual Meeting. Town Meeting House, Rte. 123,  Sharon, NH.

The program and details are being planned. Please check back for details.

 For questions regarding our annual meeting, please send an email to info@wapack.org

 


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