Hey Hikers- Tomorrow we will be hiking the McLaughlin Trail, new trail at Lake Dennison. It is 4-5 miles along the river. Bobby is requesting that we all meet at 9 at the Y to figure out car spotting. Also plan for lunch at the South Royalston country store.
Tomorrow starts one of NQTA'S most critical stewardship projects
As previously described we will be working with private landowner Tom Broulett on his lands .
We will be opening up a emergency access road and then. 03 mile of rough and undeveloped section of trails between Baldwin Hill and Cobb Hill .
That once complete will open over 100 miles of connected trail systems and truly create an eco tourism sustainability for multi usage starting by bringing in the equestrian community for Stay and Play programs in bring much needed eco dollars to our region
Your help is much needed and appreciated
This project will take a few weeks
We will only work to no later than
So please come and join us tomorrowWednesday the 25th at MREC at 9 o'clock
Work gloves , fluids and energy food and good attitude is all that's needed
Thanks so much
NQTA President and
Hey Hikers- Bobby is back with ustomorrow. Thanks to John for the wonderful hike at Redemption last week.
Tomorrow we are hiking Baldwin Hill Loop trail. It is a moderate 3 miler. The trailhead is Red Apple Farm's main parking lot. As always we will meet at the Y at 9.
Thanks for all your contributions to the gathering yesterday. Great food, great friends, and a great time. Thanks to Angie and Charlie for being our sponsors.
Hope to see you tomorrow.
We are caught up at the Nolumbeka Project for now with a couple of more days that will be lined up later
I am organizing our next major trail project , the trail design and construction of a section from Cobb Hill to Baldwin Hill that will involve some complex and educational stewardship work
This involves working in partnership with Lynne Goodnow , Billy Wheeler and the equestrian associations
When this critical section is complete it will allow for the opening of many miles of multi usage trails and allow Lynne to work with equestrian associations in bringing in trail days for the eco tourism vision that NQTA and ENQ are aspiring to achieve
This Wednesday let's have a MREC stewardship day and remove those decaying panels along the bottom windows and each person can paint one of the wood panels underneath
( have 8 cans of multiple colors )
There's been a lot of hard work by the different organizations to improve MREC and this elimination of these decayed panels will really make a difference
So let's meet as usual at MREC at 9 o'clock just bringing your good pair of gloves and plenty of fluids
I'm thinking we can order pizza from Tool Time after
Thanks so much crew , Howard from Nolumbeka Project sends his personal thanks for a job well done
See you Wednesday
NQTA President and
TUESDAY TREKKERS 6-17-14 Tomorrow we are going to do the traveling to our Gardner group. We will be doing Redemption Rock trail in Princeton. It is moderate 4-5 miles with several uphill climbs. As always we will meet at the Athol Y at 9 and car pool to Princeton.
Also just a reminder that our June gathering is going to be at the main beach at Sportsmen Pond on Sunday, June 22th from noon on. Bring something to share, to grill, and to drink. Swimming suits, water toys and folding chairs should also be on your list . All your family members are invited to join the fun
Hey All- First of all, just a reminder there is no gathering tonight. In it's place, we will be doing a gathering/ barbie at Sportsman Pond on Sunday the 22th starting at12:00. Please invite all family members. As always bring a dish to share and/or something to barbecue, and BYOB
Tomorrow the hike will be in the Quabbin . The trailhead is the Federated Womens Club which is on Rte.122 near the New Salem and Petersham line. It is Gate 36 and it is an easy 2-3 miles with short uphill.
The weather may be iffy so check the Y to see if the hike is on. Also if it is canceled, I will e-mail you.
Remember no dogs are allow in the Quabbin. Sorry hiking doggies. After the hike plan on lunch at Herrick's Pub.
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Tuesday Trekkers takes us to a active Vernal pool along the Millers River
An easy 3 mile walk starting at trailhead at Gulf Brook in Royalston
Or as usual 9 o'clock at YMCA
Wednesday Trailblazing day we will be continuing our Native American garden project
Meeting at MREC at 9 o'clock or at job site at9:30
Weekly Tuesday Hikes
Join the Tuesday Trekkers each Tuesday for a hike on local trails. Meet at the Athol YMCA at 9:00 AM.