CMC Trail Clearing and Annual Meeting May 7, 2011

Come one, come all to Trail Clearing on Saturday, May 7th.  Meet in the Wheeler field (coming from the Narrows Bridge the driveway is on Chocorua Lake road just past Loring Road on the right) between 8 and 8:30 to assess teams, assign trails and work details, and hand out tools and first aid kits.  The day is adaptable for all ages and skill levels.  Please bring your own water and food, and loppers/gloves if you have them. Dress in layers and be prepared to meet snow at higher altitudes.  If some folks could bring a 1/2 inch and a 9/16 inch socket and socket wrench to loosen the bolts holding the signs to the trees, it would be great to have one on each crew.

There are three work options so every level of skill and/or enthusiasm are encouraged to join us.  First priority will be clearing trails on Mt. Chocorua and Paugus (a full-day hiking and working).  For those who might want a less rigorous hike we also have work to be done on the trails for hikers and cross country skiers in CLCF Conservation land (lighter hiking, perhaps 2-3 hours).   And for those who would like to do just a little light raking or culvert clearing lakeside, The Grove and The Island will have a work crew too (no hiking, perhaps 2-3 hours). 

Everyone is welcome at the social hour and dinner (salads/desserts are potluck and BYOB) followed by the CMC Annual Meeting at the Balch Big House (0n Loring Road).  Festivities begin after crews come down off the mountain or around 5:00 pm.  CMC Annual Meeting will start around 7pm.

We hope to see many faces, young and old, at Trail Clearing this year!