Here are some of the things we’ve been up to recently…
August 26 – 8 am – Gadwah Notch Trail –
construction of 30 new bog bridges. Volunteers should drive to the far end of Nash Stream Road which ends at the gate to Gadwah Notch. We will drive beyond this gate about half a mile to park. The work site is approximately 3 miles from where we will park and is spread over a half mile to one mile further north. The lumber is on site. We need volunteers to help nail the chicken wire to each plank and assemble it. We will provide all the materials and most of the tools. Please bring a hammer, gloves, lunch, and water. Let’s hope for a beautiful late summer day. Gadwah Notch is a very special place along the Mighty Cohos Trail. Please rsvp to [email protected].
August 19, 2023 – Old Home Day Pittsburg, NH – TCTA was a vendor at this event. Sharing information and selling merchandise.
August 5, 2023 – 8 am – Dixville NH – replacing rotten bog bridges on the Sanguinary Summit Trail north of Panorama shelter. We will meet outside of the Balsams property at 8 am, the group will then proceed together to drive to the back area of the Balsams resort where we will drive as close as we can to the work site. We will be bringing in the materials with us. Please wear long sleeves and gloves will be very important. Pack your lunch and bring water. Due to security concerns on the property, everyone will enter and leave the property as a group.
June 3, 2023 – National Trails Day – 9 am at the northern terminus of the bog bridge trail section. Parking on Magalloway road, approximately one mile down the road on the left. Magalloway road is just beyond highway marker 231.2 when traveling north on rte 3. Volunteers will hike in close to a mile where we will replace 27 aging bog bridges. The lumber is on site. 14 volunteers completed the project. This was year 4 of a 4 year project. Well Done!
Join us for a day of bridge building on the brand new Nilsen’s leg. on September 10, 2022, meet at 9 AM at school parking lot on Route 3 in Pittsburg NH. just north of Route 145, in downtown Pittsburg. In addition, we will be having a small celebration with pizza and beverages at 530PM on Saturday after the workday. This will be held at a Lake Francis state park shelter, look for the signs near campsite #22. Rain date of September 24th! We will be only able to park a limited number of vehicles at the site and so we will be transporting volunteers to the south start of the new trail. The primary purpose of the workday is to put in puncheon spans in the wet areas of the trail. Bring lunch, gloves, water, and your enthusiasm for a fun day of working on the new trail. We also will have crews blazing the trail, un-blazing and un-signing the old route. Plus, we will have a crew putting up new signs and blazes on existing paths. We have limited tent sites available at Lake Francis State Park, but if interested in camping Friday or Saturday nights contact Ken Vallery, [email protected] to reserve a TCTA site or go directly to the State parks website.
Much of the trail construction was completed in four weeks this summer by a hard-working youth conservation crew from Northwoods Stewardship Center. This crew was funded by a NH RTP grant from the State Division of Natural and Cultural Resources, Trails bureau. Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a competitive grant program that offers funding for quality public trail projects throughout New Hampshire. Limited grants are available for motorized, non-motorized and diversified trails. Additional match funding for this new trail comes from an anonymous donor, who has been a strong supporter of trail projects for us over a number of years.
see you in Pittsburg.
July 23, 2022 – Volunteers dismantled 20 old bog bridges and replaced with new lumber. All was topped with chicken wire for additional traction.
June 4, 2022 – volunteers constructed 25 new bog bridges on the Covell Mt. Trail.
May 22, 2022 – 8 bog bridges were replaced on the Falls in the River Trail by a group of volunteers.
October 9th, 2021 – 4th CT Lake trail – Bog bridges completed and all covered in chicken wire for traction.
September 18th, 2021 – Bridge over Big Brook on the Falls in River Trail rebuilt.
August 28, 2021 – 4th CT Lake trail – Bog Bridges covered in chicken wire for traction.
Coon Brook Bridge Repair/Trail Clearing
Saturday October 19th 2019, 9:00AM-4:00PM
We need a few people to come up to Pittsburg on October 19th at 9:00 to help repair the Coon Brook Bridge on the Bog Bridge Trail. Meet up on Magalloway Road at the pull-off above the junction of the Moose Alley and Bog Bridge Trails. Look for CT signs on Route 3 and the Magalloway Road sign. Drive about a mile down and look for our sign and small pull-off. Bring lunch, hand loppers, and water, and join us in some Cohos Trail fun. Please bring orange clothing for hunting safety.
Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge – Slide Brook Trail Bridge Replacement
Saturday November 2nd 2019, 8:00AM-1:30PM
Come join us at 8:00 on November 2nd to repair and replace some worn bridges on the Slide Brook Trail. We may also fill some holes in the beaver dam/trail. There is a small carry-in of materials and just a few people needed. Email [email protected] for more information. Bring a lunch and wear orange.