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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Here to tell the story By Andy Poster My adventure began the same way as most of them do – The mountains had received snow 3 days previously, and the forecast called for temperatures to drop through the day. The truly bad weather was predicted to hit the mountains later that evening, which left plenty of time to…

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Leveling up: understanding trail maintenance ~ Yohann Hanley, Project Manager If you have made it to this blog section of the WMTC website, it is safe to assume that you have more than a passing interest in trail maintenance and perhaps have perused our past and upcoming projects as well. In those write-ups, you will…

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3rd Annual Trail Maintainer Gathering Join us for speakers who will focus on key issues brought on by COVID-19 as well as ongoing maintenance needs in the WMNF. Learn about Sustainable Trail methods as well as the impact unprepared trail users are having on the trails and other resources that support outdoor recreation. We will…

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“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” ~ John Muir For many of us, the mountains are always calling, because here’s what we know to be true about the trails: Trail time is good for your physical and mental wellbeing The trails provide an opportunity to spend time…

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VETERANS ON THE 48 These days there are so many nonprofit organizations doing amazing work. As we have been “distancing ourselves” to keep each other well, we have also lost a physical connection with family and friends. Some of us struggle with the isolation more than others, and many non-profit organizations are working hard to…

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All of us at the WMTC are excited to share our first impact report with you as donors and supporters of the Collective’s trail maintenance efforts throughout the White Mountains.

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