The Friends of Tuckerman Ravine will be organizing a few work sessions this summer / fall details can be found in the press release below.
If you can make it we could definitely use the help.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (AUG. 7, 2012)
CONTACT: Jake Risch, president, at (603) 730-7512
FRIENDS OF TUCKERMAN RAVINE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR TRAIL WORK DAYS AUG. 25, AND OCT. 13-14
MOUNT WASHINGTON — Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking volunteers to help them with three upcoming trail work days on Mount Washington.
The first work day is set for Aug. 25, and two other work days are scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14.
“[Snow Ranger] Jeff Lane would like assistance re-decking the bridge to Harvard Cabin and with doing brush work on the Gulf of Slides Trail for the Aug. 25 session. We're asking volunteers to be ready to head up the mountain at 9 a.m.,” notes Friends of Tuckerman Ravine president Jake Risch of Conway.
Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service garage at the north end of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center parking lot and to be prepared for a day of work outdoors. Sturdy work boots, work gloves, eye protection and rain gear are recommended. Volunteers should pack their lunches.
Volunteers are requested to RSVP by Aug. 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org
to allow for adequate preparation.
Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, is a locally-based, member-supported, non-profit organization that seeks to preserve and protect the unique alpine and sub-alpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington and to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to sustain the traditional uses of the distinctive natural area.
Since its inception, the organization has helped create a potable water supply at Hermit Lake shelter, aided the USFS' communications system, resupplied first aid caches in Tuckerman Ravine, helped fund the erection of a foot bridge at the base of the mountain for skier and hiker traffic and recently helped replace three avalanche condition slat boards for Huntington and Tuckerman ravines.
Memberships start at $35 per year.
The organization holds its annual awards gala at the Red Fox Pub in Jackson. This year's is set for Nov. 3 and will feature “Following Atticus” author Tom Ryan as its guest speaker.
FOTR every April presents the Tuckerman Ravine Inferno Pentathlon and Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlon.
For more information log on to www.friendsoftuckerman.org
or call 367-4417 or e-mail to
email@example.com. Lane may be contacted at the U.S. Forest Service's Androscoggin Ranger District at 466-2713.