The crisp air, snow-covered spruce-fir forest, and the bright sun of late winter combine to make this time of year the perfect time to explore the North Country. Tin Mountain staff will be on-hand for this trip into the northern reaches of the White Mountain National Forest on Saturday, March 6th from 8AM to 4 PM. The trip will involve light to moderate snowshoeing and provide excellent opportunities to observe tracks of many of New Hampshire’s wildlife and perhaps a peek at some northern birds, such as the boreal chickadee or black-backed woodpecker.
“It has been 4-5 years since the last Tin Mountain trip to the Kilkenny region,” according to Executive Director Michael Cline. “This northern region of the White Mountain National Forest is often overlooked by visitors, and for that reason, retains a less-traveled feel. Our last outing to Kilkenny was also a snowshoe trip that provided ample opportunities to enjoy the winter forested landscape.”
Participants will meet at the Grants Supermarket in Glen at 8AM. The trip will be roughly four to five miles round trip over easy to moderate terrain. Participants are urged to wear boots appropriate for snowshoeing, bring water and a lunch, as well as dress warm. Cost to non-members is $3/person and $5/family; members are free and please bring a lunch. You may bring snowshoes or borrow ours.
Please call the TMCC office at 447-6991 to make reservations. This program is sponsored in part by L.L. Bean and jointly presented with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) providing assistance to local landowners from its office in Conway, NH.