Volunteers needed to repair hiking trails on Mount Monadnock

JAFFREY – The annual Trails Week on Mount Monadnock, when volunteers help repair damages to trails on one of the most frequently hiked mountains in the world, is coming up.

In the annual event, conservation professionals and volunteers from the Forest Society and New Hampshire State Parks gather to work on restoring the heavily used trails, overseeing any all volunteers – no experience necessary. Work ranges from light tasks such as repainting blazes and cutting back brush to heavy work such as moving rocks and digging drainage ditches, to skilled work such as building footbridges.

To learn more about what it’s like, check The Telegraph story from July 2012 here.

Trails week 2013 runs from Thursday, July 12, through Tuesday, July 16. Workdays run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There’s no cost, but advance registration is requested for planning. Email Carrie Deegan cdeegan@forestsociety.org, or call 224-9945.

Meet at Monadnock State Park headquarters at the end of Poole Road in Jaffrey. Wear old clothes, bring work gloves, a bag lunch, plenty of water, and bug spray. Trail tools will be provided.