Help Build Bog-Bridges on National Trails Day on the Cohos Trail – June 6, 2015

National Trails Day
Are you looking to have fun and perhaps get a little dirty on National Trails Day? Come join The Cohos Trail Association on this National Trails Day – Saturday, June 6, 2015 – in the largest township east of the Mississippi River… in Pittsburg, New Hampshire where we will build bog-bridge spans along the newly constructed Round Pond Brook Trail. If enough hands are available, we will also have time to do basic trail maintenance along the trail in this area. This would include brushing back the trail where needed, removing blow-downs, and touching up paint blazes as needed.
Things to bring:

Bog-bridges are used to assist hikers traversing through wet areas of trail. Though they make getting through wet areas easier, their main purpose is to protect the underlying vegetation and minimize erosion.

A backpack with your favorite gear which should include:
  • appropriate clothing (June is a warm weather month in northern NH)
  • plenty of  drinking water
  • work gloves
  • a basic first aid kit
  • spade shovel
  • brush loppers
  • 3 or 5# hammer
  • bow saw
When: Saturday June 6, 2015 at 9:00am
Where to meet: At the pull off along Route 3 in Pittsburg, NH. It is on the right side of Route 3 (headed north), approximately 4 miles beyond the road to Lake Francis State Park. This is the north start for the Round Pond Brook Trail and the south start to the 800′ Bog-Bridge Trail.
Who to contact: TCTA Vice President, Ken Vallery: 603-788-2720; kenv91263@yahoo.com

Your Input Matters to the Future of the Cohos Trail – May 3, 2015

On Saturday May 9, 2015, The Cohos Trail Association’s Board of Directors will be gathering around a table in Colebrook, NH for its spring 2015 board meeting. During this meeting, TCTA will begin planning a wide array of different priorities that need to be accomplished this season. That being said, if you have been out on the mighty Cohos Trail recently, do you know of a particular area that could use some attention? Do you have a suggestion on how to improve the trail in a particular area? If you have answered “yes” to either of these questions, please feel free to share your ideas/concerns with The Cohos Trail Association. Using the eyes of the trail users such as yourself, we will better be able to improve the lengthy Cohos Trail. Your feedback is valuable to making the Cohos Trail even better in the future.

Please e-mail Chad Pepau, TCTA’s President at chad.pepau@gmail.com to share any and all of your ideas and concerns. Chad will be sure that your voice is heard at the upcoming meeting on May 9.

In advance, thank you for taking the time to communicate with TCTA and helping to improve the experience one has along the Cohos Trail. It takes all of us to make things happen.