2012 CMC Trail Clearing & Annual Meeting May 12, 2012

JOIN US May 12 for the 92nd annual Chocorua Mountain Club trail clearing and annual meeting.

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 current conditions are VERY hot and EXTREMELY dry so bring lots of water, as well as your own clippers, hand saws, etc.  Please show up rain or shine, if the rain is very heavy we may elect to hike on Sunday the 13th, but the meeting will be held on the evening of the 12th.

Chocorua Summit, 1935

All ages and skill levels are welcome.  First priority will be clearing trails on Mt. Chocorua and Paugus (a full-day hiking and trail clearing/maintenance).  For those who might want a less rigorous hike we also have work to be done on the trails on the CLCF Conservation land (lighter hiking, perhaps 2-3 hours).   And for those who would like to do just a little light raking lakeside, The Grove and The Island will have a work crew too (no hiking, perhaps 1-2 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 5:30 pm.  The CMC Annual Meeting will start around 7:30pm, all are welcome to join us, and this year will include a presentation by the White Mountain National Forest Service.  We hope to see many faces, young and old, at Trail Clearing this year!