Press

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

PINKHAM’S NOTCH — 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...