Press

Sometimes we are mentioned in the news and by others. These are those times.

White Mountains TV - November 18, 2021

Jonathan Emery, from @projectnortheast, provides an overview of the gravity trails in North Conway including Hurricane, Kandagnar and Charlie Don't Surf. Plus, how to access these trails, what to expect once you're there, and who's working to maintain and build the future of these trails." Watch here...

Unofficial Networks - November 8, 2021

"‘The Wild White Mountains’ is another masterpiece from film studio Vagrants as part of their series that focuses on the wonderful Northeast of America... It follows wildlife and landscape photographer Shaun Terhune as he adventures and narrates his way through some of New Hampshire’s most beautiful places.

I could feel the passion Shaun has for protecting the White Mountains, and I was inspired to check out The White Mountain Trail Collective to see what they’re doing to preserve the state’s trail systems." Watch here...

Explore New England - July 1, 2021

"Whether you're a mountain biker, hiker, skier, snowmobiler, or snowshoer, you depend on trails to lead you through the landscape. Yet, few people stop to consider how such trails come to exist and what it takes to keep them accessible. The White Mountains alone feature over 1200 miles of trails... To keep such a vast network safe and viable year after year, is a daunting and expensive task, which is where the White Mountain Trail Collective comes in." Watch here...

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The Conway Daily Sun - May 31, 2021

"And it is just this is the tip of the iceberg on where the trail network is going. There are representatives on (the committee) there that are our hiking folks, there are mountain biking folks, there are ATV people, there snowmobile people, and it is such a great cross-section, cross country skiing, you name it, they are represented." Read more...

The Conway Daily Sun - May 11, 2021

"The Chocorua Mountain Club has announced it is receiving support from the White Mountain Trail Collective that equals $110,000 for significant trail work to be completed on the Old Paugus and Paugus Beeline trails in Chocorua. The work is in partnership with the White Mountain National Forest, Saco Ranger District, as well as the Sandwich Range Wilderness Project." Read more...

Explore New England - March 12, 2021

"Conditions were decidedly icy during our early March filming session in the White Mountains, but I had a blast nonetheless and received personal tutorials in backcountry ski basics and snowshoeing—and learned how access to both activities is made possible—over the course of two days in the North Conway area." Read more...

Pinkbike - November 23, 2020

"Trails connect a community. They provide countless hours of enjoyment from a wide variety of human powered activities, and they connect trail users with a local economy. Ride NoCo and the (WMTC) know this to be true, and with that knowledge have come up with a historic infrastructure trails project for the Hurricane Zone in North Conway, NH." Read more...

Explore New England - October 23, 2020

"After our ride with Mike, we met up with Yohann Hanley and Ally Scholtz of the White Mountain Trail Collective, which helps maintain and repair many hiking trails in the region. WMTC also coordinates trail projects with other groups and volunteers. It’s an important and often complex job, as we learned when Yohann and Ally brought us to Cathedral Ledge, a popular rock-climbing spot." Read more...

WMUR - October 7, 2020

"The White Mountains are a destination for people both locally in the region, nationally, internationally, they are very popular, and, of course, this summer, they have been even more popular. People are looking for ways to get outdoors. But did you ever wonder -- how did these trails get here? Why do they seem so clean and open? The answer -- a lot of hard work." Read more...

The Conway Daily Sun - July 20, 2020

"Trail crew members and two HistoriCorps volunteer trainers are reconstructing and improving badly deteriorated sections of the 0.4-mile-long Glen Ellis Trail that dead-ends at the spectacular 65-foot-high waterfall." Read more...

Union Leader - July 17, 2020

"Melanie Luce is seldom fazed by the scope of the projects she coordinates to keep New Hampshire’s mountain trails hike-able and bike-able. But even she was overwhelmed when she recently visited a work site for one of the White Mountain Trail Collective’s initiatives." Read more...

Vibe - Mt. Washington Valley - July 14, 2020

"Do you ever wonder, as you approach Thin Air, or hike to Glen Ellis Falls, or don your helmet to take on Kettle Ridge, who is it that made that climbing access, hiking or mountain biking path -- and who preserves, maintains and protects it for us?" Read more...

The Conway Daily Sun - July 13, 2020

"Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the soon-to-be-renovated historic trail to Glen Ellis Falls Day Use Area on Thursday while traveling north on Route 16 from Conway to Berlin. She used the short hike as an opportunity to discuss the large backlog of maintenance projects on the White Mountain National Forest, on which these falls are located, halfway between Jackson and Gorham." Read more...

goEast - EMS - September 3, 2019

"They were gathered there by the White Mountain Trail Collective, a two-year-old nonprofit that coordinates resources, training and large scale projects in the White Mountains. The group has participation from 16 clubs and crews which traditionally haven’t worked together on larger or longer-term endeavors." Read more...

Trail Maintainers Podcast - July 22, 2019

"The White Mountain National Forest has about 1200 miles of hiking trails and 2/3 of that mileage is maintained by partner, clubs, trail clubs, and volunteers. We have 14 very solid trail clubs that have been partnering with the Forest Service from 100 years ago to 5 years ago." Give it a listen...

The Conway Daily Sun - May 3, 2019

"Who are the White Mountain Trail Collective? On April 20, I went to their pre-season trail gathering at Merrill Place on the Plymouth State University campus to find out myself, having been informally invited by U.S. Forest Service Saco District trails manager, Cristin Bailey." Read more...

NHPR - May 18, 2018

"Crews in the White Mountains will spend the summer repairing the oldest hiking trail in continuous use in America. Crawford Path has carried countless hikers to the summit of Mount Washington for nearly 200 years, and endured a lot of wear and tear along the way." Read more...