Meet Rachelle Lyons Board Officer, WMTC Location: Plymouth NH Start date with WMTC: Summer 2019 Why I’m involved with the WMTC: As an educator and adventurer, stewardship ethics are central to my professional and personal pursuits. WMTC is doing important work to actively steward the natural resources that are essential to the cultural, social and…

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2021 Annual Report 1200+ Miles of Trail Impact / Partnership The White Mountain Trail Collective fills a unique leadership role within the trail stewardship community. Our inception in 2017 was based on an identified need for coordination of efforts; while there are several private and public agencies and organizations committed to the values WMTC holds,…

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Reflections on 2021 By Melanie Luce, Executive Director As 2021 draws to a close – another year of extreme changes and challenges – it is with incredible appreciation that we reflect on the collective impact of our partnerships across the White Mountain National Forest. While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives dramatically, it has…

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Iron Mountain Relocation Wrap Up By Yohann Hanley For 6 weeks this fall, I worked with a crew from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Trail Crew to create a new section of trail on Iron Mountain in Jackson. The original section of trail, from just about where you enter the woods to near the…

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Cranmore Connector By Ally Scholtz The Cranmore Connector trail is a 1.8-mile section of trail that connects the summit of Cranmore Mountain to the junction of the Black Cap Trail and the Hurricane Mountain Road parking access trail. It is a popular family day hike, and in the past was used as a mountain bike…

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Ravine Trail Project By Matt Coughlan The newly-built Ravine Trail sponsored and funded by the White Mountain Trail Collective is located in the Pine Hill Community Forest (PHCF), a 500+ acre property in North Conway, NH. PHCF is owned and managed by the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust and surrounds the Kennett High School property.…

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Saving the Silverling on Mt. Willard By Dylan Summers On a sunny day in mid-May I hiked up Mt. Willard with a small group of four from the WMTC and the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR). Our goal was to assess the condition of a population of a rare…

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May Newsletter Training for Trail Work – a Primer ~ Yohann Hanley As we move into another season of trail maintenance in the White Mountains, many of you have approached us and/or our partner organizations about the opportunity to get out and do some hands-on trail maintenance, which is amazing! The WMTC will be offering…

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Minimizing impact during mud season – Melanie Luce – During the spring months the trails in the White Mountains (and elsewhere) get pretty muddy. How do you hike when the trails are muddy? We’ve put together a list of tips to help you take care of both the trails and your boots during this messy…

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Partnering with Veterans on the 48 By Terri Potter and Michael York After summiting Mount Washington near the end of September 2017, Michael York learned about the Four Thousand Footer Club, and the mission-based objective appealed to him. He might not have been fully aware of it at the time, but a glimmer of an idea…

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