For the DOC-AT Boundary work day scheduled for Saturday September 11, we will conclude rehabbing the AT boundary on the east side of Moose Mountain's South Peak. (We have left about 11 monuments-worth of work to finish up the area south of Wolfeboro Road). Please confirm if you can come, so I can bring enough equipment (No need to respond if you can't make it). Also let me know if you would like a ride from the Hanover area.
Looking Ahead: If you can't join us on September 11, additional work days are scheduled for September 25, October 9 and 23, and November 6. Mark your calendars! On September 25, we will be working on the South Side of Mount Cube in Orford - more detailed directions in a later E-mail.
DIRECTIONS FOR September 11: We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Moose Mtn Road and Goss Road in Hanover: This is in that part of Hanover which can only be reached by going through another town. Make your way to Route 4 in the center of Enfield. Just beyond (east of) Jake's Market, turn left (north) on Maple Street. In about 500 feet or so bear left at a Y onto Moose Mountain Road (also labeled as a continuation of Maple Street). Follow this road for about 5-6 miles (turns to gravel and becomes narrow). The meeting spot is at a sweeping curve to the right where Moose Mountain Road becomes Goss Road (no real intersection there, except with unmaintained roads). I'll get there a bit early so you'll know when you arrive. If you see a sign for Baum Conservation area on the left, you've still got a mile or so to go.
I will bring paint, tools, maps, etc., and give a brief run-down at the beginning of the day. You should bring your own water, lunch, bug repellent (still mosquitoes out!), and/or what you think you need for walking off-trail, where it can be brushy, and footing can be a bit difficult, plus clothes that don't mind dirt or stains. We'll be hiking about a mile up an old woods road to the boundary.
Boundary Adoption Opportunities: The DOC-AT Boundary program consists of 2 types of activities. One is maintenance work days, such as those discussed above. The other is annual monitoring of sections of boundary by people who have "adopted" a particular section. There are still several lonely sections of boundary out there waiting to be Adopted! An Adopter commits to walking the line once a year to check on its condition and see if there have been any trespasses. If you're interested in becoming an Adopter, please let me know - I will meet on your schedule!
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